HC Deb 13 February 1941 vol 368 cc1530-1W
Mr. Woodburn

asked the Minister of Labour how many able-bodied men are employed as gamekeepers and other occupations ancillary to landed sport; and whether he will consider diverting such labour to the service of agriculture?

Mr. Assheton

Statistics are not available. My right hon. Friend will consider with his right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture whether any special steps should be taken to transfer these men to other work, so far as they are not already engaged on essential work as vermin killers or otherwise.