HC Deb 11 December 1906 vol 167 cc120-1
MR. CLYNES (Manchester, N.E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for †See (4) Debate*, clxv., 814. War whether the circular sent to general officers on the subject of instructing soldiers, with a view to their acquiring skill to fit them for various trades and occupations in civil life, will be issued as a Parliamentary Paper; whether he will, by recommendation or otherwise, take stops to prevent the employment of ex-soldiers at less than the standard rates in the particular trades; and whether he will announce his decision respecting the issue of certificates of trade proficiency when such decision is arrived at.


The Answer to the first and third parts of my hon. friend's Question is in the affirmative. The point raised in the second part of the Question will not be lost sight of.