§ 45. Mr. GEORGE TERRELL
asked the Prime Minister whether it is proposed by Order in Council, or otherwise, to confer power on the Minister of Munitions, unfettered by the War Office, to exempt from recruiting factories engaged in the manufacture of munitions of war, to issue war badges to the men of recruitable age employed in such factories, and to issue discharges from the Army to skilled mechanical and electrical engineering craftsmen who desire to return to civil employment as makers of munitions of war?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The matters referred to in the question are clearly subjects for co-operation between the Ministry of Munitions and the War Office. Their importance is fully recognised, and active steps are already being taken in the matter.