HC Deb 21 January 1937 vol 319 cc335-6
40. Mr. Sandys

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether His Majesty's Government will consider reserving a larger proportion of vacancies in the Post Office and other Government departments for members of the armed forces upon the completion of their service?

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Lieut.-Colonel Colville)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by the Prime Minister on 7th December last to the hon. and gallant Member for Wycombe (Sir A. Knox), of which I am sending him a copy, which indicated that the whole matter is being specially considered.

Mr. Davidson

Will the right hon. and gallant member keep in mind the thousands of ex-Service men who are already walking the streets?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

All the relevant facts will be kept in mind in connection with the inquiry.

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