HC Deb 14 November 1918 vol 110 c2873

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that some firms are dismissing soldiers whom they are employing on discovery that they have been wounded in the War; and whether it is possible for him to make representations if specific cases are brought to his notice?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Mr. G. Roberts)

I was not aware that any firms had dismissed soldiers in the circumstances referred to. My hon. Friend, however, has brought a specific case to my notice, which is being investigated. In connection with each Employment Exchange a Committee, consisting of equal numbers of employers and employed, has been appointed, to whom such cases will be submitted for inquiry. Further arrangements are under consideration.

Sir A. YEO

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider that in the ranks of employers there is great uncertainty as to what their liabilities will be with regard to many of these men coming back from the front wounded in reference to the matter of employment?


I am holding a conference this afternoon in respect of that same question.