HC Deb 15 June 1939 vol 348 c1489
12. Mr. W. H. Green

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will see that militiamen called up for training shall, if unemployed, be given the opportunity of serving with the first section called up for training, in order to avoid being unemployed till such calling-up takes place, if deferred, to a later date?

Mr. E. Brown

Yes, Sir. Arrangements have already been made whereby if unemployed men registered for military training ask to be called up immediately this will, as far as practicable, be done.

Mr. Green

Will the Minister state whether this information will be made available to those concerned?

Mr. Brown

I think it is well known, but I will make inquiries in order to make sure.

Mr. G. Griffiths

Why does the Minister not try to get these chaps work somewhere else than in the Militia?

Mr. Brown

It is not as simple as that.

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