HC Deb 08 September 1942 vol 383 c49W
Mr. Touche

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that some owners of small businesses in the building trade have been directed into other industrial work locally after being given only two or three days' notice before the order becomes operative; and whether, in view of the hardship involved in such cases, he will take steps to ensure that such persons shall be given a longer notice in order to give them time to make the necessary arrangements for their businesses?

Mr. Tomlinson

The length of notice given to men directed to employment on urgent building contracts must be considered in regard to the importance of manning the work speedily, but there is a right of appeal to an independent Appeal Board which can be exercised by men in cases of the kind indicated by my hon. Friend or in other circumstances where hardship may be involved.

Mr. Kirby

asked the Minister of Labour how many bricklayers, plasterers, slaters and joiners were registered as unemployed in the city of Liverpool on 31st August, 1942; and the reasons for their being so unemployed?

Mr. Tomlinson

I am having the available information sent to my hon. Friend.