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Exchanges (Recruiting).

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 26th November 1936.

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Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

asked the Minister of Labour whether coloured pictorial recruiting posters are now hung in all Employment Exchanges; and whether he will instruct exchange officials to give recruiting leaflets to applicants for work who are of recruitable age?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

A coloured poster about service in the Forces is exhibited in each of the local offices of the Ministry, and leaflets are given to any applicants making inquiry. Under arrangements already in hand, pictorial posters, supplied by the Service Departments, will also be exhibited at an early date.

Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

Will the right hon. Gentleman give instructions that these leaflets are to be given by exchange officials to any applicant for a job who is of suitable age?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

They are given to any applicant who makes inquiry.

Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

Is it right that the exchanges should be ashamed of the Army?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

Not at all, but the Ministry of Labour is a civil Department.

Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

Why not distribute the leaflets round the Tory clubs instead of to die poor unemployed?

Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

In view of the thoroughly unsatisfactory nature of the right hon. Gentleman's reply, I beg to give notice that I will raise the question on the Motion for the Adjournment.