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Calico Printing Industry

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that shortage of workers in certain sections of the calico printing industry is causing serious delay to export for important markets; and what action he proposes to take to remedy this situation.

No, Sir. If my hon. Friend has any particular instance in mind, I should be grateful if he would let me have particulars.

Would my right hon. Friend have another look at this matter, because my information is that large quantities of printing cloth lie for a very considerable time after they have been manufactured and that that is very largely due to lack of labour in the printing works?

I only want to say that we have no vacancies notified to the Ministry of Labour for this kind of work.