HC Deb 22 February 1945 vol 408 cc947-8
43. Major York

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will reconsider the release of the fireman of whose name he has been informed, in view of the fact that his employers are at least four months in arrears with orders for schoolchildren's clothing; that no alternative pattern cutter can be found by the Ministry of Labour; and that his release has been recommended by the Board of Trade.

Mr. H. Morrison

Applications for the release of members of the National Fire Service for industrial employment are not granted unless they are recommended by the Ministry of Labour and National Service. On reconsideration of the case referred to in the Question the Ministry of Labour have recommended that the fireman in question should be released for the particular employment suggested, and arrangements are being made for his discharge from the National Fire Service as soon as possible.