HC Deb 10 March 1926 vol 192 cc2284-5
61. Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE

asked the Minister of Labour whether it is made a condition that a certain percentage of ex-service men shall be employed on all work done under State-aided schemes for the relief of unemployment; and, if so, whether this condition is ever relaxed and on what conditions?


It is a condition for a grant in respect of approved relief work schemes that not less than 75 per cent. of the unemployed men taken on for the work shall be ex-service men. This condition is very seldom relaxed, and only when a sufficient number of unemployed ex-service men is not available or the proportion of non-ex-service men unemployed to the ex-service men is exceptionally high.