Mechanics and Electricians (Dog Racing Tracks).

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort. – in the House of Commons on 26th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr George Hall Mr George Hall , Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare

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 respectively; and how many are of military age?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

I regret that these figures are not available.

Photo of Mr George Hall Mr George Hall , Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare

May I inform my right hon. Friend that if he applies to the Greyhound Racing Association and insists on seeing their books, he can get these figures and the names of the men; may I ask whether it is not a fact that these men are employed during part of the week in an aircraft components factory; and would it not be better that they should be made to do one job or the other and, if not making aircraft parts, should be put into the Army, at least those who are men of military age?