Foreign Workers

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th December 1949.

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Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham 12:00 am, 13th December 1949

I cannot speak for other Service Departments but no doubt the hon. Member can put down a Question to them. The National Joint Advisory Council, a body comprising employers' and workers' representatives, approved the principle of the employment of foreign workers in this country, and advised that consultations should take place with a view to their membership of the appropriate trade union. The arrangement has worked very well, and so far as I know the European voluntary workers are giving satisfaction.