HC Deb 21 February 1939 vol 344 c209
80. Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is in a position to outline the reasons advanced by the King's Roll National Council for the non-adoption of his proposal that Government Departments, municipal authorities, and firms engaged wholly on Government work should employ at least one ex-service man who is 50 per cent. or more disabled to every 100 male employés as part of their quota under the King's National Roll Scheme?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. Lennox-Boyd)

I understand that the King's Roll National Council considered my hon. Friend's suggestion at their last meeting, but in view of the fact that disabled ex-service men are classified for King's Roll purposes according to their ability to undertake employment under normal conditions rather than the percentages of their disability pensions, the council felt that the proposal was one which would be difficult, if not impossible, of application and decided not to recommend it.

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