HC Deb 21 October 1942 vol 383 cc1947-8
14. Dr. Little

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will, in accordance with the promise given, see that employment is provided for the discharged Northern Ireland Royal Air Force Security Police, as several of them are at present unemployed?

Sir A. Sinclair

Of the 31 men concerned, I understand that 26 have at one time or another been found employment. The remaining five are those referred to in the last part of the reply which I gave to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Armagh (Sir W. Allen) on 10th June last, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy. I doubt whether there is anything more that I can or ought to do, but if my hon. Friend will let me have particulars, I will look into the merits or any cases he may have in mind.

Dr. Little

Is the Minister aware that I have had a list presented to me giving the names of men who have lost their employment? Will he fulfil his promise to get them employment, because their wives and families are in serious difficulty?

Sir A. Sinclair

I cannot promise to continue to provide these men with employment after they have lost it.