HC Deb 22 January 1942 vol 377 c433W
Mr. David Adams

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the difficulty of retaining members of the domestic staffs at various hospitals in the kingdom, it is intended to apply to these the Essential Work Order?

Mr. Bevin

After consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health, I am not satisfied that this would in present circumstances be an appropriate method of achieving the object in view. I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Duddeston (Mr. Simmonds) on 8th January.