HC Deb 03 March 1938 vol 332 cc1256-7
14. Mr. W. Joseph Stewart

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Mr. John Gowley, an ex-service man, of 29, Long Row, Shiney Row, county Durham, who, having been unemployed for 5½ years, obtained work at a colliery on 30th January, worked a full week, and was then dismissed without notice, not because his work was unsatisfactory, but because he had been wounded in the right hand for which he was in receipt of a pension; and whether the manager of the local Employment Exchange has made, or will make, further inquiries into this case, with a view to getting this ex-service man work suitable for his condition?

Mr. E. Brown

Inquiries are being made, and I will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as possible.

Mr. Stewart

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider introducing a scheme with the object of providing work for ex-service men suffering from slight disabilities, as employers of labour will not have these men unless they are 100 per cent. fit?

Mr. Brown

We do give attention to these cases, and I am having this case specially looked into.