Local Authorities' Contracts (Local Labour).

Oral Answers to Questions — Town Planning. – in the House of Commons on 12th November 1936.

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Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that at a recent meeting of the Hazel Grove and Bramhall Urban District Council a protest was made against the employment by contractors to the council of persons from outside this country on jobs that can be done by unemployed men residing in the neighbourhood; and, if so, will he inquire into this allegation and take steps to allay the fears expressed at that meeting?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

This matter has not previously been brought to my notice. I am making inquiries, and will communicate with the hon. Member.

Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

If the facts are as stated in my question, will the right hon. Gentleman take the necessary action?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I think that I must make inquiries first.