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European Volunteer Workers (Domestics)

Volume 438: debated on Monday 9 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Labour how many European volunteer workers have now been placed in domestic employment in farmers' households.

A large proportion of the initial batches of the European Volunteer Workers who are suitable for domestic work have had to be placed with the National Service Hostels Corporation for the running of the camps in which the E.V.Ws., including those recruited for industrial work, are themselves accommodated. Over 100 have, however, already been allocated to vacancies in farmers' households and about 170 have been allocated to fill urgent vacancies in the Women's Land Army hostels and in hostels conducted by the county agricultural committees.