HC Deb 03 March 1947 vol 434 c2W
24. Mr. Medland

asked the Minister of Works whether there has been organised by his Department any mobile labour force, as promised by his predecessor; and When these men and their equipment will be available to assist in the re-housing of the thousands of bombed out and displaced persons in the cities and towns of this country damaged by bombing.

Mr. Key

Yes, Sir. The Special Repair Service, which was mobilised during the war to carry out war damage repairs, was reconstituted in July last as a Mobile Labour Force. This force is continuing to carry out bomb damage repairs to houses and hospitals, the erection of totally destroyed houses for local authorities and other urgent works in the Government's building programme in areas where the existing labour force is insufficient.

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