HC Deb 15 May 1941 vol 371 c1235
8 and 9. Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the Minister of Labour (1) whether, or not, chief inspector armament inspectors at munition factories have the right, on dismissal without notice, to appeal to a tribunal when the chief inspector makes, or attempts to make, an arrangement with the Employment Exchange manager, for the dismissed person to get his unemployment benefit without the necessity of a hearing by the Court of Referees; and

(2) whether chief inspector armament inspectors at munition factories come under the Essential Work Order; and whether their dismissal without notice should be reported to the national labour officer and then referred to the appeal tribunal?

Mr. Bevin

Armament inspectors have not been scheduled under the Essential Work Order. The provisions in that Order with regard to obtaining the permission of the national service officer before dismissal do not therefore apply to them. Any question as to their rights of appeal against dismissal should be addressed to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply.