HC Deb 09 July 1919 vol 117 c1805
75. Captain R. TERRELL

asked whether the provision of the recent Army Order affecting the demobilisation of those who before 1st February, 1919, were certified for release by the Minister of Labour embraces those whose release was recommended specifically before that date by the local labour bureaux?


I presume my hon. and gallant Friend refers to men who received a contract offer of employment, such as to secure their registration as slip-men These men are not affected by the recent Army Order unless they are eligible for demobilisation under Army Order 55, i.e., on the grounds of length of service, age, or wound stripes, etc. I have often pointed out that the mere fact that a man is registered as a slip-man does not in itself render him eligible for demobilisation.