HC Deb 06 March 1918 vol 103 c1960
75. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Minister of National Service what steps he is taking to acquaint the discharged men concerned with the information contained in No. 29, of 1918, of 25th February; and whether any popularly-expressed leaflet is to be issued for distribution?


The Ministry of Labour have circulated the National Service Instruction dealing with this matter to societies, associations, and trade unions specially concerned, together with an explanatory letter stating that further copies may be obtained by branch secretaries from the Ministry of National Service. In addition to this, a communiqué is being circulated to the Press indicating what classes, of men are entitled to the concession, and how they can obtain its benefits by applications through Employment Exchanges or other wise. The Exchanges have received copies of the National Service Instruction, and special directions to ensure that inquiries are properly dealt with. The subject is also dealt with in a leaflet entitled "Points for Discharged Men," which can be obtained from the Government information kiosks. Following the provisions of the National Service Instruction, the men affected will receive individual notifications, which will, as far as possible, be sent to them before the commencement of the month allowed to them for finding work of national importance.