HC Deb 18 December 1945 vol 417 cc1284-5W
Lieut. - Colonel Bromley - Davenport

asked the Minister of Labour whether in view of the thousands of unsuccessful applications from builders all over the country for the release from the Services under Class B of former employees with experience in all sections of building, he will reconsider his present policy and allow the release of these men even if they are not considered specialists and key men and so ensure that as many men as possible are able to take up work immediately for the purposes of helping with the housing programme.

Mr. Isaacs

Building operatives are already being released in Class B in considerable numbers, under the procedure for block releases. The adoption of the hon. and gallant Member's suggestion would retard rather than hasten the releases of building trade workers.

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