HC Deb 10 November 1943 vol 393 cc1128-9
30. Mr. Craik Henderson

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production whether he can make a statement about the dis- missal of Mr. Venner; whether he has inquired whether the dismissal was due to Mr. Venner having made certain complaints to the hon. Member for North-east Leeds with regard to the misuse of manpower; whether these complaints were true; and, if so, what action is being taken?

The Minister of Aircraft Production (Sir Stafford Cripps)

Notice of discharge was sent to Mr. Venner on 21st October, 1943, on the ground of redundancy. It had no connection with Mr. Venner's complaints to my hon. Friend, of which I and my Department did not become aware until four days later. I am not able to comment on the complaints in question pending completion of an investigation for which I have arranged.

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