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.