HC Deb 07 November 1944 vol 404 cc1230-1
20. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister without Portfolio whether, in view of the fact that approved societies will be abolished under the social security scheme, what provision will be made for those members of the staffs of such societies now serving in His Majesty's forces entitled, under the Reinstatement in Civil Employment Act, 1944, to return to work on discharge.

The Minister without Portfolio (Sir William Jowitt)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the end of the Debate on 3rd November.

Mr. Davies

When these men come back from the Forces and do not find their usual employers in existence, will my right hon. and learned Friend's Department employ them?

Sir W. Jowitt

I cannot add to the observations which the Chancellor of the Exchequer made. We shall endeavour to give them employment, and, if we cannot, we shall sympathetically consider compensation.

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