§ 17. Mr. HUTCHISON
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that Free State Irishmen not permanently resident in this country have been found employment at Employment Exchanges in the Romford area since the beginning of this year; and whether he will take steps to stop Exchanges finding work for such men in preference to British applicants on account of the low wages they will accept?
§ Sir H. BETTERTON
The men who have found employment through this Exchange include a small number of Irishmen who, I understand, were already resident in the area. There is not, so far as I am aware, any ground 527 for suggesting that the rate of wages had anything to do with their engagement.