68. Major HOPE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he can amend the regulations which now preclude any ex-soldier discharged with less than three years' Army service from being recommended for Post Office employment, in order to allow those ex-soldiers who have been discharged with less than three years' Army service in consequence of wounds or disease incurred on active service at least equal chances of obtaining Post Office employment with those who have not suffered physically from the effects of war service?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I think there is ground for exceptional treatment of men who have been invalided from the Army before the completion of three years' service on account of wounds or disease contracted on active service, provided, of course, that they can be certified by our medical officers to be fit for Post Office work. I will communicate with the War Office with a view to a relaxation of the regulations.
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Will the right hon. Gentleman make the same provision with regard to the Navy?
Will the alteration be made shortly, because I have in mind the case of a wounded man who has been refused employment?