HC Deb 25 January 1945 vol 407 cc965-6
50. Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware of the dissatisfaction in the W.L.A. because, while Service men and women and munition workers are provided for, no plans have been made by the Government for participation by the W.L.A. in post-war re-settlement and training schemes, nor for payment of gratuities on completion of war work; whether consideration is being given to these matters; and for what period and in approximately what numbers the Government desire the W.L.A. to continue at their present posts when the war is over.

Mr. T. Williams

It is true that separate proposals have been announced by the Government regarding men and women in the Services and those in civilian industries, but proposals regarding munition workers apply also and equally to members of the Womens' Land Army and workers in other essential war industries. I am not in a position at present to make any further announcement about the future.

Mr. Stewart

In view of the importance of this matter and the unsatisfactory nature of the answer, I beg to give notice that I will raise the matter on the Adjournment.

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