HC Deb 23 May 1946 vol 423 c104W
47. Mr. S. Shephard

asked the Minister of Labour what special measures he has taken to assist recruitment of workers to the wool textile industry, particularly in the combing and spinning sections.

Mr. Isaacs

The special steps taken by my Department include the release of nearly 4,000 wool textile workers from the Forces in Class B and the return from other occupations of nearly 1,000 combers and spinners nominated by their previous employers. In addition discussions are taking place with the industry with regard to the setting up of a scheme for the provision of suitable training for the new labour it is hoped to attract to the industry in increasing numbers.