§ 57. Mr. Stephen
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether members of the Women's Land Army are entitled to the same pension rights for disability as are accorded to the Auxiliary Territorial Ser vice, the Women's Royal Naval Service and the Women's Auxiliary Air Force Service; and, if not, whether he will consider the introduction of the necessary legislation to provide such facilities?
No, Sir. Members of the Land Army are employed as civilian agricultural workers, a very large majority by individual farmers and market gardeners. Their position is comparable with that of the thousands of other civilian war workers who have been transferred to employment away from home but for whom no special disability scheme is in operation.