§ 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.