HC Deb 28 October 1943 vol 393 cc345-6
7. Mr. Doland

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that a firm, the name of which has been sent him, have informed a sergeant, now serving in the Forces in India, that owing to their reorganisation and staffing requirements no guarantee of re-engagement to any prewar member on their staff is possible, apart from any legal obligation; and, in view of the fact that this soldier served the firm for eight years prior to joining His Majesty's Forces and that such action is liable to destroy the morale of the men in His Majesty's Forces, will he take the appropriate steps with this firm?

Mr. Tomlinson

In view of my right hon. Friend's indisposition, he would be grateful if this Question could be put down again next week.

Mr. Doland

With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I will agree to that suggestion, because the matter involved here is one of great principle.