HC Deb 24 April 1941 vol 371 cc265-6W
Mr. Gledhill

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the publication in the Press of details of the new Schedule of Reserved Occupations before this was available to the industrial community, has caused many cases of uneasiness and dissatisfaction; and whether, in future, he will see to it that decisions on major principles affecting industry are communicated first to the employer and the employé?

Mr. Bevin

The revised Schedule of Reserved Occupations and Protected Work was on sale to the public the day after Press publicity was given to it. I consider that this arrangement was the most satisfactory in the circumstances and I am not aware that it has caused any criticism.