HC Deb 09 October 1945 vol 414 c66W
Sir J. Mellor

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will now revoke Article 3 of the Control of Engagement Order, 1945, so as to restore freedom to all persons to obtain employment either direct or through any agency they prefer.

Mr. Isaacs

I would ask the hon. Member to await the general statement on the future of labour controls which I hope to make shortly.

Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Labour when, and how, he intends taking action to amend or terminate the Essential Work Order as it applies to the building industry.

Mr. Isaacs

The future of the Essential Work Order for building is under discussion with the industry, and I am not in a position to make any statement until these discussions are concluded.

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