HC Deb 10 November 1942 vol 383 c2302W
Sir R. Rankin

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will now ask all the shipbuilding firms to keep detailed records of absenteeism both involuntary and voluntary?

Mr. Alexander

The Ministry of Labour and National Service have recently prepared a pamphlet entitled "The Problem of Absenteeism" which includes a model form for recording absenteeism both involuntary and voluntary in respect of individual workers. This pamphlet has been distributed to all shipbuilding and ship-repairing firms, and my District Shipyard Controllers have been instructed to urge firms in their districts to adopt a system of recording absenteeism which will embody the principles contained in that pamphlet.