§ 72. Colonel YATE
asked the Under-Secretary of State to the Air Ministry whether he is aware that a wounded and disabled officer, who was a trained mechanical engineer and specialist in mechanical drawing before the War, who rose from second lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery to the rank of major and battery commander during the War, and won the Military Cross, and who, after being wounded, was employed at the Air Ministry Drawing Office, Ministry of Munitions, Ap. D (D), was discharged on reduction of staff, while certain civilians were retained; and whether, under such circumstances, if he cannot retain this officer in the Air Ministry, he will obtain suitable employment for him in some other Government Department?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the MINISTRY Of MUNITIONS (Mr. James Hope)
I am making inquiries into this ease, and will communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend as soon as they have been completed.
§ Colonel YATE
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the Air Ministry have given due consideration to wounded and disabled men?