HC Deb 19 May 1936 vol 312 cc983-4
21. Mr. BULL

asked the. Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the decision of the Southwark Borough Council that those of its employés who are members of the Territorial Army who attend Territorial camp shall no longer receive a week's pay which had previously been granted during their absence from duty; and what steps he is taking to remove such discouragement to recruitment for the Territorial Army?


My right hon. Friend's attention has been drawn to the decision, but he regrets that he is unable to take any action in the matter. I am glad to say that many individual employers are showing a greater appreciation of the urgent necessity for encouraging enlistment into the Territorial Army in a practical manner, by giving just those concessions that the Southwark Borough Council are now withdrawing.


Will the hon. Baronet consider publishing the names of the organisations that give these concessions?


Perhaps my hon. Friend will put that question down.