§ 1. Captain STRICKLAND
asked the Minister of Labour if he will state what is the reason for his intention to introduce boy and girl recruitment into the employment clerk grade; whether such open recruitment will deprive ex-service men in the S class of promotion to that grade; and whether he will give further consideration to the matter, so as to ensure that such ex-service men as are at present performing the work of that grade, and have proved themselves efficient, may receive priority in promotion?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. R. S. Hudson)
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the replies already given to the hon. Member for Deritend (Mr. Smedley Crooke) on the 29th November, and the hon. Member for Workington (Mr. Cape) on the 1st December.