§ Sir H. Morris-Jones
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the shortage of boot repairers, especially in the rural reception areas in Wales; and whether he is taking any measures to remedy this situation before the coming winter?
§ Mr. Bevin
I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply given on 26th June when I stated that there was a general shortage of boot and shoe repairers. I have no knowledge of any exceptional shortage in the rural reception areas of 1543W Wales. The number of vacancies notified to local offices in Wales during the period 7th June to 5th July, 1941, was seven.