HC Deb 09 May 1944 vol 399 cc1701-2
38. Mr. Naylor

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is prepared to grant transfer facilities to officers and noncommissioned officers in the A.T.S. who are offered positions, after application, in the women's section of the police force.

Sir J. Grigg

I regret that no A.T.S. auxiliaries can be spared by the Army at the present time.

Mr. Naylor

If I were to submit an individual case of a member of the A.T.S. who has already served for two years in the Metropolitan Police, would it receive favourable consideration?

Sir J. Grigg

Not at the present time, for very obvious reasons. Later on I might be able to give a more accommodating answer.

Sir H. Williams

Will the right hon. Gentleman consult with an hon. Member of this House, whose name I shall be glad to give him, who has 25 members of the A.T.S. billeted in his house, with nothing to do?

Sir J. Grigg

I shall be very glad to investigate that case. I saw that report.