Essential Work Orders (Discharged Men).

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort. – in the House of Commons on 11th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Francis Watt Mr Francis Watt , Edinburgh Central

asked the Minister of Labour what steps he proposes to take to relieve the hardship of men who, having been conscripted for war work by his Ministry and being in consequence, debarred from obtaining other employment, find themselves unemployed through the termination of the particular job upon which they are engaged, with no means of support except unemployment benefit?

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. MeCorquodale):

The instructions to local offices provide that the necessary action for placing men in other employment should be taken without delay when permission to discharge is given by the National Service Officer under the Essential Work Orders. If my hon. Friend has any case in mind, I shall be glad to look into it.