Elderly Men.

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort. – in the House of Commons on 29th May 1941.

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Photo of Mr Joseph Batey Mr Joseph Batey , Spennymoor

asked the Minister of Labour why strong, healthy men who are 65 years of age are prevented from working in a Government factory by the Ministry of Labour on account of their age?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

I am not aware of any such action, which would be entirely contrary to the policy and practice of my Department. I shall be glad if my hon. Friend will give me particulars of the case he has in mind.