HC Deb 24 October 1940 vol 365 cc1156-7W
Mr. Barnes

asked the Home Secretary whether the demolition squads of local authorities and the military could still further be augmented by drafting unemployed miners into those districts that have suffered severe damage?

Mr. H. Morrison

I understand from my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour that he is anxious that local labour should first be absorbed in dealing with buildings and sites damaged by air raids. The consideration of drafting unemployed miners will be contingent upon future events.

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