Oral Answers to Questions — Building Industry, United States.

– in the House of Commons on 1st July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Bossom Mr Alfred Bossom , Maidstone

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings whether a copy of the Jellicoe report upon conditions of the building industry in the United States of America can be placed in the Library for the use of Members before the summer Recess?

Photo of Captain John McEwen Captain John McEwen , Berwickshire and Haddingtonshire

As my hon. Friend has previously stated on several occasions, Mr. Jellicoe was sent to the United States to secure for the Central Council for Works and Buildings information regarding training and education in the building industry there. It would be quite outside the scope of Mr. Jellicoe's instructions to submit a report on conditions of the building industry in the United States, and the question of placing such a report in the Library does not therefore arise.

Photo of Mr Alfred Bossom Mr Alfred Bossom , Maidstone

Seeing that Mr. Jellicoe has gone to America at public expense, will no report be made of what he does while he is there?

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Can the bon. and gallant Gentleman say whether Mr. Jellicoe, who has been chosen for this one-man mission knows anything at all about the United States?