§ 132. Colonel Stoddart-Scott
asked the Minister of Labour if men other than ex-Servicemen up to 31 years of age are still required to get jobs through his Department; why is this control of labour maintained and when is it likely to be relaxed.
§ Mr. Isaacs
Under the Control of Engagement Orders men aged 18-30 inclusive are, with certain exceptions, required to obtain employment only through a local office of the Ministry of Labour or approved employment agency. Colliery workers and agricultural workers aged 18-50, seeking employment outside their own industry, are in general subject to a similar control, as are also engagements of men aged 18-50 in the building and civil engineering industries. This has been necessary to secure that men are placed to the best advantage in work of national importance, and is generally in line with
Employment Exchange. Numbers of insured men and women registered as unemployed. Ex-miners suffering from silicosis and pneumoconiosis registered as unemployed at 22nd November, 1946. 14th October, 1946. 15th October, 1945. Men aged 18–64 Women aged l8–59 Men aged 18–64 Women aged l8–59 Total. Ex-members of H.M. Forces†(included in previous column). Total. Ex-members of H.M. Forces†(included in previous column). Persons classified as requiring employment under special condition.* Others. Garnant 550 68 218 453 — 343 80 280 Ystalyfera 746 43 514 586 — 645 105 270 Pontardawe 117 26 96 175 7 175 8 24 Neath 991 139 174 782 15 904 18 78 Resolven 307 43 185 247 — 424 3 119 * Persons classified as requiring employment under special conditions are not included in the numbers registered as unemployed at October, 1945 and October, 1946. † Released since 8th May. 1945.
the current age limits for call-up. 1 a.m, however, reviewing the position in the light of the changes in the call-up age which will apply as from 1st January next.