HC Deb 22 October 1942 vol 383 cc2121-2W
Mr. Kirkwood

asked the Minister of Production whether he will lay a White Paper explaining his recent proposals for the regulation of industry?

Mr. Garro Jones

My right hon. Friend has already made a full statement in reply to a Question by the right hon. Member for Wakefield (Mr. Greenwood) on 14th October which, I hope, will satisfy the House. If, however, the House wishes that a White Paper should be laid, my right hon. Friend will be very pleased to give the matter further consideration.

Mr. Hewlett

asked the Minister of Production whether, in connection with his proposals for the transference of labour, special consideration will be paid to such related problems as the maintenance of two homes by transferred men, the provision of proper accommodation in districts where at present all houses are carrying their full complement of residents and the need for increased transport at intervals between the man's original home and th-area to which he is transferred?

Mr. Garro Jones

I am glad to take this opportunity of correcting a misapprehension which has arisen in some quarters in connection with the measures proposed by my right hon. Friend for the more efficient allocation of production resources. The measures in contemplation will tend to bring work to the localities where labour can be found and as such should lead to a diminution, not an increase, in the numbers of workers who are required to take up employment away from their present homes. So far as men and women are required to transfer from one part of the country to another, arrangements for dealing with the matters to which my hon. Friend draws attention have been in existence for a considerable time.

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