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Building Work (Service Personnel)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 1 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health whether he is now in a position to give a decision with regard to the offer made by the commander of the R.A.F. Station, War boys, to the St. Ives R.D.C., Hunts., to provide R.A.F. personnel for building houses, as explained by the hon. Member for Huntingdonshire in a letter dated 16th September, to which he replied on 12th October to the effect that the matter was being considered by His Majesty's Government.

Yes, Sir. While Service personnel are employed on work of national importance in appropriate cases, I do not regard their employment as appropriate in this particular case. The outstanding labour demand on the contract, which is one for permanent housing, totals only eight.