§ MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick's)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he can state the nature of the examinations for the position of the master tailor cutters at Pimlico Clothing Department; whether the competition is open to young men; how many of them are Roman Catholics; what are their salaries; and whether a similar; clothing department will be established in Ireland either at Dublin, Belfast, or Cork.
There are no "master tailor cutters" at the Army Clothing Department. Cutters are accepted on the strength of testimonials and characters received from former employers. Subject to age limits, anyone may apply, 1154 and no inquiry is made as to the religion of those employed. It is not proposed to establish a clothing department in Ireland.