§ Captain Plugge
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour the number of able-bodied men engaged in the ice-cream industry and in distribution of foodstuffs in general; and whether 1405W he will arrange for some of these non-essential distributive organisations to be shut down in war-time?
§ Mr. Assheton
The statistics asked for are not available. The organisation which has been set up for the control of labour supply will address itself to the transfer of workers from non-essential industries to essential industries as and when they are required.