69. Mr. T. WILSON
asked the Minister of Munitions if he is aware that a contractor named F. W. Plaxton, of Scarborough, who is making ammunition boxes, has employed on this work a slater and a gardener; that he has secured badges and exemption for these two men, for himself, and two foremen; and whether, in view of the fact that there are skilled men over military age in this district, he will take steps to debadge the men referred to?
§ Dr. ADDISON
I understand that the question refers to Mr. F. W. Plaxton, of Scarborough, to whom six War Service 1826 badges have been issued in respect of contracts for ammnuition boxes. The firm stated that they had been unable to obtain men over military age, but five out of the six men badged were reported as having been rejected by the military authorities on medical grounds. I am inquiring as to the sixth.