HC Deb 25 February 1929 vol 225 cc1551-2
70. Lieut.-Colonel JAMES

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the number of temporary ex-Service men who are leaving the Imperial War Graves Commission, France, on completion of the work in connection with the British cemeteries; what number have already been found further posts in this country by the Joint Substitution Board; and what steps are being taken by his Department and the Joint Substitution Board, respectively, to obtain further employment for these officers in this country on completion of their work with the Imperial War Graves Commission?


There are still 240 temporary ex-Service men in France and Belgium who will be leaving the Commission before the establishment is on a permanent basis. Of those who were employed in France and Belgium and have already left the Commission's service, 55 have been found work by the Joint Substitution Board. To supplement the assistance given by the Board, which does not deal with industrial or gardening staff, the Commission set up in 1924 a special departmental committee which has already met with considerable success in finding work for discharged employ és.