§ 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 349 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.