§ 31. Mr. MacVEAGH
asked whether employers have been asked to make returns showing the number of men and women required by each firm and the wages offered; and, if so, whether he can state the total required in each trade?
§ Mr. MacVEAGH
If you do not ask how many they employ how are you going to find out the number which have volunteered?
§ 32. Mr. MacVEAGH
asked the right hon. Member for Barnard Castle whether he can state the total number of volunteers up to date under National Service; how many are women; and how many of the men are already engaged on Government work or in firms arrying out Government contracts or in essential trades?
§ Mr. MacVEAGH
Does that mean that, after all, the colossal money spent on advertising has only resulted in discovering some 30,000 people who are not already on Government work?
§ Mr. OUTHWAITE
Are we to understand that 70,000 names have been received wanting employment, and only 3,000 have been sent forward?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
I think these questions are rather unfair, because the hon. Member is not responsible for this Department.
§ 33. Mr. DUNCAN MILLAR
asked whether the appeal made to women to enrol under the National Service scheme is to be limited to women not already engaged in work of national importance whose services are required for specific work which they will be at once asked to. undertake?
§ Mr. KEATING
In view of the inconvenience caused, will the hon. Gentleman convey to the Minister concerned the wish of the House that he should be here?