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Local Authorities, Sanitary Staffs

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 10 March 1943

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider bringing employees of local authorities under the Essential Work Order,' more particularly those employed in sewage and scavenging work, in order to conserve essential labour in public utility services?

Many of the activities of local authorities, including those mentioned by my hon. and gallant Friend, have already been brought within the field of the Essential Work (General Provisions) Order and the departments concerned scheduled in appropriate cases. Requests for scheduling any further undertakings carried on by local authorities should be made to the Government Department concerned.