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Export Trade (Manpower)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 8 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Labour what steps he proposes to take to make available sufficient manpower in the city of Sheffield to enable the manufacturers there to take full advantage of the potential export trade.

:I am aware that there is an acute shortage of labour in Sheffield, as in most other parts of the country. I hope that the position will largely be met as demobilisation proceeds.

Is the Minister aware that this is a vital matter which, if not dealt with, may cause widespread unemployment at a later date?

:We are acutely aware of that, and we are anxious to get demobilisation speeded up and to get the men back again.