HC Deb 15 February 1940 vol 357 c977W
Colonel Baldwin-Webb

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the slaughtermen, employed by the butchers whose slaughter-houses have been closed down, are out of work; and what steps he proposes to take to secure employment for them under the new conditions of meat control?

Mr. E. Brown

Prior to the institution of the control, it was arranged that the Ministry of Food should include the following paragraph in their instructions to slaughtering contractorsTo facilitate the engagement of labour, both from local and more distant areas, contractors are advised to notify their vacancies to their nearest Employment Exchange. A special instruction has been issued to local offices of the Ministry of Labour and National Service on the subject, and I am hopeful that the arrangements thus made will be of assistance to slaughtermen who become unemployed by reason of the closing down of slaughter-houses under the control system.