HC Deb 13 August 1947 vol 441 cc261-2W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Labour if the Polish workers in the engineering industry, who had their union cards returned to them, are now to be allowed to work; and what were the grounds for the return of their cards.

Mr. Isaacs

I am not aware of the grounds for the action taken in this matter by the trade union concerned and I am in communication with them. In the present situation, and having regard to the vital necessity for additional production which has been stressed from all quarters, it is essential that full use should be made of all available sources of labour and I am extremely anxious that these Polish workers should be allowed to remain at work.