HC Deb 11 February 1947 vol 433 c50W
Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

asked the Minister of Labour whether, until all vacancies relating to production have been filled, he will instruct his officials at labour exchanges to suspend directing personnel to jobs which are unconnected with the Government's policy to secure the biggest possible output of food, goods and materials.

Mr. Isaacs

No, Sir. The effect of doing as the hon. Member suggests would not prevent the filling of vacancies in nonproductive industries; on the other hand, it would limit the opportunities of my local offices in endeavouring to persuade applicants to take essential jobs in productive industries.