HC Deb 01 July 1943 vol 390 c1811W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he is aware of the wastage of man-power in the ports, and particularly in London, due to each ship-broker maintaining a complete organisation; and what steps he proposes to take to reduce the numbers engaged?

Mr. Noel-Baker

I am not aware that man-power is wasted through the maintenance of complete organisations by ship-brokers, nor have I, after inquiry, been able to discover any case in which such wastage has occurred. If, however, my hon. Friend has such cases in mind, and will let me have the necessary details, I will be glad to investigate them.