HC Deb 30 October 1902 vol 113 c1188

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the advisability of appointing a small committee with an office in a central situation to endeavour, by communication with various parts of the country, to obtain employment for deserving men from the Front who have left, or are about to leave, the colours, and, in the meantime, to assist the meritorious by such means as can be placed in their power.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The National Society for the Employment of Reserve Men and Discharged Soldiers has been, and is now engaged in this important work. This Society is supported by contributions from Army funds. The office is being removed to a more commodious and central position in Victoria Street. It would not, therefore, appear desirable to take the organisation out of the hands of the Society, as suggested in the Question.