HC Deb 27 April 1948 vol 450 cc21-2W
18. Mr. Thornton-Kemsley

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that applicants under the Control of Engagement Order were kept waiting at the Walham Green Employment Exchange for periods in excess of two hours on 15th March, 2nd and 5th April; and why this employment exchange takes so much longer to deal with applicants than other employment exchanges in the London area.

Mr. Isaacs

It is usual, where employers nominate persons for particular jobs, to make some inquiries to see whether there is more important work which the nominated worker should be expected to take. While these inquiries are undertaken as quickly as possible they frequently take some little time, and it is often more helpful to wait than to be sent away and call again.