HC Deb 10 October 1946 vol 427 cc85-6W
59. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that applicants for employment at employment exchanges are being offered jobs as canvassers for football pools, which offer they are often under the impression that they are bound to accept; and whether, in future, he will arrange that the engagement of pool canvassers be left to private advertisements of the firms themselves.

Mr. Isaacs

Local offices are instructed to bring all vacancies to the notice of suitable applicants including vacancies for canvassers for football pools. I should be surprised to learn that applicants thought they were under a requirement to accept this class of work, and if the hon. Member has any particular case in mind I should be glad to look into it if he will let me have details. I see no reason to alter the present instructions.