HC Deb 18 February 1920 vol 125 cc882-3
44. Captain LOSEBY

asked the Minister of Labour (1) if he will consider the advisability of subdividing the roll of employers who, in answer to His Majesty's appeal, have co-operated with the State in the matter of providing employment for disabled ex-service men according to towns and districts; and if he will cause such rolls to be posted in some prominent place in every town and district; (2) what steps have been taken to give such publicity to the national roll in connection with the scheme for the employment of disabled ex-service men that the names of those firms which have, and of those firms which have not, co-operated with His Majesty's Government in this matter may be universally known?


The names of the employers inscribed on the King's National Roll have been arranged under counties in the first issue which is now almost ready for publication. The Roll will be made available at Free Libraries and other public places throughout the country. I shall be glad to consider the suggestion of the hon. and gallant Member in connection with the issue of the next edition.

In answer to the hon. and gallant Member's second question I have to say that the first edition of the King's National Roll is at present being printed and copies will be available within the next two or three weeks. It is proposed to distribute copies to all employers on the Roll and to other persons and organisations interested, as well as to make the Roll available in Public Libraries and other public places. Copies of the Roll will also be placed on sale.


Is it possible to put them up in the Post Offices?


I will consider whether that is feasible.


Will the right hon. Gentleman also arrange to put up a list of employers who have not redeemed their promises to men who joined up?


They have yet to be discovered.

Lieut.-Commander ASTBURY

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the expediency of adding a list of the trades unions which have boycotted returned soldiers?