HC Deb 08 February 1945 vol 407 cc2201-2
14. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Minister of Labour if, as part of his demobilisation plans, arrangements will be made with the big banks that local managers should give advice to ex-Servicemen desirous of setting-up in business on their own account.

Mr. Bevin

I am grateful to the hon. and gallant Member for this suggestion. I attach great importance to the provision of facilities to enable ex-Servicemen to get the best available advice and I will consider my hon. and gallant Friend's proposal.

Colonel Sir A. Lambert Ward

Is it not a fact that managers of banks are disqualified from giving advice on the setting-up of businesses, and, moreover, if the advice were followed might it not easily result in serious loss to the man who had set up in business?