HC Deb 11 November 1941 vol 374 c2025
19. Mr. Banfield

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider operating a scheme whereby tradesmen joining the Army, after receiving preliminary training and after passing their trade test and for whom no work or equipment is found in their own trade, might be given a temporary discharge and be sent back to their previous employer, subject to immediate recall to their unit?

Captain Margesson

Arrangements already exist whereby individual skilled men may be temporarily released from the Army. I am at present considering whether the present arrangements can be extended in any way.

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