Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Industrial Man-Power – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th June 1945.

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Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden 12:00 am, 7th June 1945

I am aware of the existing shortage of staff at laundries in Sussex and in other parts of the country. My Department has been for some time, and still is, taking such steps as are practicable to relieve the situation but, as my hon. and gallant Friend will be aware, there is still a serious over-all man-power shortage. A special publicity campaign is about to be launched with a view to securing the return of former employees to a number of important occupations, including those in laundries, in which there is a persistent labour shortage, and I hope that this will assist to remove the difficulties.