§ Mr. N. Maclean
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that 100 employees were dismissed in a war-time factory in Glasgow, of which he has been informed; that 70 per cent. of the said employees had not been near the place for months and that their absence was not reported to his Ministry; and what action he proposes to take against the firm responsible.
§ Mr. Bevin
I am informed that about 100 workers were discharged from this employment last October and November with the permission of the National Service Officer and that a number of them, the majority of whom were married women with household responsibilities, had previously been reported by the firm to my Department for absenteeism. In the circumstances no further action on my part is called for.