HC Deb 03 July 1924 vol 175 cc1489-90
31. Mr. WELLS

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what additional employment has been created at Cardington due to the decision of the Government to re-open the aerodrome; and does he pro- pose to give, as far as possible, preference for work to those unemployed living in the district?


In answer to the first part of the question the number of workmen for whom employment will be created is unlikely to exceed 50 in the first six months, or 150 in the first year; the answer to the second part is in the affirmative.


Will a preference be given to unemployed ex-service men?


Yes, if they are competent.