§ 28. Sir WILLIAM DAVISON
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can now give the House the names of the local authorities who are not on the King's Roll; the date when the Roll was first established; and the number of appeals which have since been issued to local authorities on the matter'?
Sir M. BARLOW
As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on the 98th March, to which I have nothing to add. The King's National Roll was established in September, 1919. During the last 311 years several appeals have been made to the local authorities; and the King's Roll National Council is now making a very special effort along the same lines.
§ Sir W. DAVISON
Does the right hon. Gentleman think, having regard to the fact that it is 3½ years since this Roll was brought into force, that, it is desirable 1193 that the inhabitants of these local authorities should know of the actions of their councils, so that those interested in the affairs of ex-service men should make a change in their personnel?
Sir M. BARLOW
The hon. Gentleman quite well knows the position. The King's Roll National Council has been set up. It is taking this matter into its most serious consideration. It has decided that it will make this further attempt along voluntary lines, and with that decision I must say I concur.
Mr. W. GREENWOOD
Would it not be the best and most direct appeal, and likely to have good results, if a black list. of corporations not on the King's Roll were published?