Moulding Sand (Labour).

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort. – in the House of Commons on 22nd January 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to the serious position in a certain area from large industrial plants being in danger of having to close down from a lack of moulding sand, an essential material in the production of munitions, because the quarries that supply it are unable to secure the necessary labour, one of them being reduced to a single labourer; and will he take immediate steps to remedy this state of affairs?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

No, Sir. I will have inquiries made, if my hon. Friend will be good enough to give me fuller particulars.