HC Deb 31 May 1945 vol 411 c401W
Mr. Denville

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that the workers in Newcastle-upon-Tyne refuse to work with Germans; and, as there are sufficient unemployed to cover the situation, if he will give instructions that no German prisoners of the late war will be drafted into that city.

Mr. Butler

According to my information no German prisoners of war are at present employed in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. There will be no deviation from the principle that prisoners of war are employed on work of urgent national importance only when British labour is not available.