HC Deb 09 November 1939 vol 353 cc382-3
8. Mr. Robert Gibson

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can now say if employment has been found for Mr. James Mclntyre, Greenock, who, at the request of an official of the Ministry of Labour, was released from the London Scottish on 29th August, 1939, who has since been unemployed, and concerning whom the hon. Member for Greenock wrote to him on 14th October, 1939, and again on 3rd November, 1939?

Mr. E. Brown

Mr. James Mclntyre has not yet secured employment, but efforts to assist him to do so are continuing. He has been given the opportunity of rejoining the Army, but I understand that he does not wish to do so.

Mr. Gibson

Can the Minister say whether he has been given the right to rejoin the London Scottish, from which men who have no connection with Scotland are being transferred, as the House will remember?

Mr. Brown

If the hon. and learned Gentleman wants information on that I shall be pleased to make inquiry.