HC Deb 28 October 1943 vol 393 cc348-9
9. Lady Apsley

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will introduce legislation to compel county and local authorities to give preference of employment, together with concessions in regard to age of entry, to ex-Service women, war widows and war orphans, respectively?

Mr. Tomlinson

No, Sir. My right hon. Friend is not aware that there is need for such legislation under present conditions, and it is not possible at this stage to say what the position will be after the war as regards entry into the public services.