Directed Workers (Wages and Expenses)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort – in the House of Commons on 22nd October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Malcolm McCorquodale Mr Malcolm McCorquodale , Sowerby

My right hon. Friend recognises that there are cases of this sort, as well as many others in which loss of earnings arises from war conditions without any direction from the Department. The rate of wages, including any allowance for travelling expenses, must in general be governed by the industrial agreements applicable to the new employment. He regrets that he cannot see any practicable method of making new arrangements for State subvention in these cases.