§ 45. Colonel ASHLEY
asked the Prime Minister whether, in selecting the staff of the new Ministry of Supply, preference is being given to ex-Service men, especially to those who have served overseas; and, if so, is this to be the considered policy of the Department?
§ The DEPUTY-MINISTER of MUNI TIONS (Mr. Kellaway)
As stated in my reply to my hon. and gallant Friend's question on the 6th May last, in selecting the staff for any new permanent organisation that Parliament may decide to set up, preference will be given to ex-Service men to the fullest possible extent. Of the pre sent male staff of 6,710 at the headquarters of the Ministry of Munitions over 2,000 are ex-Service men.