§ Mr. G. Hutchinson
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in determining the release from the Services of building trade operatives under Class B, special consideration will be given to the release of operatives whose homes are situated in those areas where bomb-damage has been exceptionally severe and in which at present it is not possible to find accommodation or arrange transport for the full labour force needed to carry out repairs.
§ Mr. Butler
While sympathising with my hon. and learned Friend's object, I am afraid his proposal is not practicable. The building trade workers to be offered release in Class B will be selected in age and service order on the basis of the Service records of pre-enlistment occupations.