HC Deb 29 January 1948 vol 446 cc168-9W
52. Mr. R. Robinson

asked the Minister of Labour whether in view of the apprehension which has been caused in holiday resorts by the possible direction of catering workers to other essential work, he is now in a position to announce the circumstances in which hotels and catering establishments will be able to recruit workers for the holiday season.

Mr. Isaacs

Every assistance will be given for the recruitment of workers who are not covered by the Control of Engagement Order. For those covered by the Order facilities will in general be given for workers already employed in the hotel and catering industry, or with appreciable experience in it, to transfer to seasonal employment for the holiday season. There must, however, be safeguards for the domestic staffs of hospitals and institutions and of industrial hostels and canteens and for other work which has first preference for the supply of labour. I hope shortly to announce full details of the arrangements.