§ 6. Mr. PORRITT
asked the Secretary of State for War what steps his Department is prepared to take in the case of any employers who can be shown to have deprived men of their livelihood by filling their places during their absence on Territorial training?
While the War Office is, of course, not in a position to bring pressure to bear on employers, I will gladly consider whether it is possible to approach them if my hon. Friend will give me particulars of any cases he has in mind. Judging, however, by such complaints as have reached my Department, I am happy to believe that cases in which employés have been discharged because of their connection with the Territorial Army are exceedingly rare, and that employers as a whole are offering every facility to attend training.
§ Sir P. HANNON
Has any complaint reached the right hon. Gentleman and is there any case of employers acting as suggested in the question?
There are two cases of private employers on a very small scale, and one allegation against the Manchester Corporation.