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Agricultural Workers (Direction)

Volume 462: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour what avenue of appeal exists for agricultural workers when a county agricultural committee refuses to release them for work in another industry.

The decision in these cases rests with my local officers and not with the county agricultural executive committee. If the worker does not accept the decision the issue of a direction under Defence Regulation 58A is considered. If a direction is issued the worker has an opportunity of appeal to the local appeal board.

Is it not about time we did away with this farce of tying a man to an industry in which he does not want

Unemployed Registered Disabled Persons
Registered Disabled PersonsCapable of ordinary employmentRequiring sheltered employmentTotal
M.F.TotalM.F.M.F.M.F.Total
Blaina258112695561772678
Abertillery72727754174923419713210
Newbridge856288841587271857192
Wales and Monmouthshire63,7272,60566,33211,9663541,7242313,69037714,067