HC Deb 12 April 1945 vol 409 c1952
7. Mr. Geoffrey Hutchinson

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is able to make any statement with regard to the release from the Forces under the proposals for demobilisation set out in the White Paper of individual retail traders who desire to resume their business.

Mr. Bevin

Such persons will be released from the Armed Forces on the basis of their age and length of service in the same way as other members of the Forces.

Mr. Hutchinson

May I ask my right hon. Friend whether it is proposed that any consideration shall be given to the business requirements of these traders when they apply for release?

Mr. Bevin

No, Sir. Class A, that is release on age and length of service, must operate or you cause some injustice to another man.