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Government Contracts (Employment)

Volume 345: debated on Monday 20 March 1939

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will take steps to ensure that in future all Government contracts shall stipulate employment of personnel through the recognized exchanges?

The following clause is already inserted in all Government contracts with firms in Great Britain and Northern Ireland:

"The contractor shall notify the appropriate Employment Exchange as and when any additional labour is required to carry out this contract. Contractors are not precluded from seeking to obtain workpeople by other means also but they are requested to inform the Employment Exchange without delay of any vacancies so filled."
The question whether any modification is necessary is at present under consideration.