HC Deb 26 October 1916 vol 86 cc1278-9
92. Major NEWMAN

asked the Minister of Munitions whether the Government has now definitely decided to comb out of the Royal factories all single men between the ages of nineteen and thirty-one?


The work of finding substitutes in the Royal factories for unskilled single men of thirty years of age and under who are fit for general service is being prosecuted with all possible speed having due regard to the maintenance of output. This is being done as a part of the general scheme of substitution to which my right hon. Friend referred in his answer yesterday.


Who is the authority to say whether a man is a skilled workman or whether he is not?


I am.