§ 13. Sir B. FALLE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether the arrangement recently made in the dockyards as to the order of discharge of men serving in the yards is being carried out, or if ex-service men are being discharged while men not ex-service men, who entered the yard after August, 1914, are being retained?
§ The CIVIL LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Commander Eyres-Monsell)
The order of discharge laid down by the Admiralty is being observed, but it does not follow that ex-service men recently entered on a casual basis, whose entry was made possible by those already employed being put on short time, are retained in preference to the earlier entrants.