§ 69. Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the Undersecretary of State for War why Private F. Broadbent, No. 203327, Rifle Brigade, now transferred to the 3rd Air Mechanic, No. 143190, Royal Air Force, has not been transferred to the Reserve for employment as a substitute, seeing that the Director-General of National Service made an 20 application to the War Office in April last to this effect; and will he see that is done at once?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Macpherson)
The negotiations in this case have now been completed, and I understand that Private Broadbent has been released to take up civil employment.
§ 70. Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War why the application of Gunner Gubbins, No. 220719, R.A.C.D., Ripon, who is a skilled plumber by trade, made to his commanding officer for transfer to shipbuilding work some time ago has not been considered; and, in view of the declared need for more skilled labour in the shipyards, will he see that this man's application is immediately considered?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
This man's application is being considered with others. From his trade card it would appear that he has had no shipyard experience, in which case he would not be eligible for release.