HC Deb 06 March 1918 vol 103 cc1975-6
73. Colonel McCALMONT

asked the Minister of National Service whether he is aware that many Army officers are now returning to civil life owing to being over the age for active military duty, some of whom will be in financial need; and whether he is prepared to assist such officers to obtain other employment?


As my hon. and gallant Friend will appreciate, the function of the Ministry of National Service is to provide the necessary men in response to bulk demands for labour by the Government Departments responsible for vital national work. It is not, the function of the Ministry to provide work for persons who are in need of employment and assistance. The Officers' Resettlement Committee of the Ministry of Reconstruction, in conjunction with the Professional and Business Registry of the Ministry of Labour, is considering the best method of assisting in the cases referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend.

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