HC Deb 18 January 1945 vol 407 cc343-4
19. Mr. De Chair

asked the Minister of Labour how many Conservative, Labour and Liberal party agents, respectively, are serving with the Fighting Services; and whether it is intended to retain them in the Services until a dissolution of Parliament.

Mr. Bevin

The information asked for in the first part of the Question is not available. The matter referred to in the last part of the Question is under consideration, and I am not yet in a position to make a statement.

Mr. De Chair

Will the Minister give special consideration to members of the older age groups, who have joined the Services since the beginning of the war and who have been away from their constituencies for a long time, if it is not possible to release all the younger agents?

Mr. Bevin

I think my hon. Friend had better wait until I can make the considered statement of the Government.

20. Sir Douglas Hacking

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has yet reached a decision regarding the demobilisation of political agents from the Forces.

Mr. Bevin

No, Sir; the question is still under active consideration.

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