Farmers' Daughters and Domestics.

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

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Photo of Sir Ian Fraser Sir Ian Fraser , Lonsdale

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will reserve farmers' daughters, daughters-in-law and similar persons, and domestic servants on farms, because during the present labour shortage they are making a direct contribution to the general running of the farms and are accordingly essential workers in a vital industry?

Mr. MeCorquodale:

My right hon. Friend' has taken steps to ensure that special consideration is given in these cases to ensure that women who are substantially assisting in running the farms are not withdrawn.

Photo of Sir Ian Fraser Sir Ian Fraser , Lonsdale

While thanking my right horn Friend, through my hon. Friend, may I ask whether he will see that wide publicity is given to that, because it will give great satisfaction.?

Mr. MeCorquodale:

Yes, Sir, that will be done.