HC Deb 20 July 1944 vol 402 cc358-9W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered the case of certain evacuees living in a place, particulars of which have been sent to him; will he have inquiries made as to whether they are pulling their weight in the national effort; and, if not, will he cause them to be sent home as soon as possible so that the accommodation they now occupy can be used for more necessitous cases.

Mr. Bevin

I am informed that those of the evacuees at this place who are suitable for employment have been placed in work and that my officers have no evidence of any failure to perform the work to which they have been allocated. The second part of the Question is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health, who, I understand, has written to my hon. Friend.