§ 6. Sir CLEMENT KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will explain the Government policy with regard to the dismissal of female labour in the Royal dockyards; and will he further say whether any preference will be shown to the widows and orphans of men who have been employed in the dock yards or whose husbands and fathers, after serving in the Royal Navy, have lost their lives in the War?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
As regards the first part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave on Monday to my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham West, a copy of which I am sending him. As regards the last part of the question, my hon. Friend is, of course, aware of the preference we have always given in the matter of employment to those to whom he refers. He does not need my assurance that the same sympathetic attitude has been, and will be, taken up as regards discharge.