Soldiers (Employment as Beaters)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25 October 1949.

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Photo of Mr Emrys Hughes Mr Emrys Hughes , South Ayrshire 12:00, 25 October 1949

Is the Minister aware that these soldiers were paid only 5s. a day, whereas local beaters, if they had been engaged through the Employment Exchange, would have been paid much more? Is he going to continue to encourage the use of this cheap labour?