§ Mr. Craven-Ellis
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the workers in many firms are seeking shelter on the sounding of the alert although the country has been led to believe that places of employment engaged on the requirements for war and export are continuing work up to the notice of imminent danger; and will he announce that those who seek shelter before the imminent danger notice will not be in receipt of pay?
§ Mr. E. Bevin
I would like to assure my hon. Friend that the facts are not as suggested in his Question. The workers are standing up magnificently to the bombing attacks and I am happy to say that the enemy is not succeeding in his efforts as my hon. Friend suggests. With regard to pay, the arrangements have been fixed by industry itself and I see no grounds for interference.