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British Empire Exhibition

Volume 155: debated on Tuesday 27 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Labour what steps have been taken to secure as far as possible the employment of ex-service men at the British Empire Exhibition?

In order to secure a preference for ex-service men, arrangements were made with the contractors last January under which all labour, other than that transferred by the contractors to Wembley from other contracts, should be engaged through the Tavistock Street Employment Exchange. I am informed, however, that out of a total of several hundreds employed, only 26 men in all have been engaged through this Exchange. I am making further inquiry into the matter.