HC Deb 26 November 1945 vol 416 c1032W
Mr. Bossom

asked the President of the Board of Trade why he has not supported the claims for priority of release for key men in the various paper-making industries located around Maidstone whose absence is causing contracts that otherwise would come to Britain to go to other countries.

Sir S. Cripps

Claims for the release of individual specialists in Class B can be supported only when the posts which the men are to occupy can be regarded as key posts. It has been necessary to restrict the number of releases which can be authorised in Class B and it would not be possible to make an exception in favour of the local industries referred to by the hon. Member.