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Export Industries (Draughtsmen)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production whether, in view of the great need for draughtsmen in the export industries, he will arrange for a special release of such workers to be made from those now employed on munitions.

I have been asked to reply. Draughtsmen hitherto engaged on munitions are now, in many cases, employed by the firms concerned on civilian work, including work for the export trade. I am fully alive to the need for securing so far as is practicable adequate drawing office staffs for firms engaged in the export trade, and, where necessary and appropriate, my Department is giving every assistance to this end.