HC Deb 04 April 1921 vol 140 c12
15. Mr. RAPER

asked the Minister of Labour what definition is given to the term ex-service in substituting ex-service men for women clerks in Government Departments?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Dr. Macnamara)

As stated by my right. hon. Friend the late Secretary to the Treasury on 17th March, for the purpose of substitution of temporary staff in Government Departments ex-service men are defined as men who served with His Majesty's Forces for a minimum period, or overseas, or who have been discharged unfit for those forces.


What constitutes the minimum period?


I regret to say I do not know. I will make further enquiries and communicate the information to the hon. member.

Captain LOSEBY

Is it not a fact that there is no differentiation between men and women, but only between ex-service men and non ex-service persons?


I think that is so.

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