Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort.

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  • Private Employment Agencies. (8 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Labour (1) what representations have been officially made to him by bodies representative of black-coated workers and their employers such as chambers of commerce,...

  • Mechanics and Electricians (Dog Racing Tracks). (3 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons employed in and about the 20 or more dog-racing tracks in the London and Greater London areas; how many of them are mechanics and electricians...

  • Crane Drivers, North Kent. (7 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Labour, on what grounds he has permitted a crane-driver in the North Kent district to be stood off his work while younger men of military age were continued in employment?

  • Non-Essential Production. (10 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider issu- ing an order prohibiting the use of labour in the production of commodities of any kind not essential for the war effort?

  • Transferred Workers (Travel Warrants). (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Labour whether he will arrange for free railway warrants to be issued to persons directed into work at a distance from their homes on the same lines as those now issued to...

  • Unemployed Dock Workers. (2 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Labour whether he will organise the workers under the National Dock Corporation, so that when they are unemployed they will do casual labour in other occupations and so...

  • Domestic Service (Aliens, Wages). (5 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that friendly aliens are now demanding, and receiving, abnormal wages for domestic service in replacement of British women called to the Forces;...

  • Transfer of Labour (Dog-Racing Track). (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that early in February last a large number of men were sent from a certain firm to break up the frosted peat surface of a certain dog-racing...

  • Wage Rates. (2 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state, or give an approximate estimate of, the percentage increase of the average weekly earnings of those categories of wage-earners upon which he...

  • Cotton Industry (Women). (5 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Labour, whether the response to his appeal to women to return to the cotton industry has been satisfactory; and whether he will state the provisions which have been made for...