HC Deb 14 June 1945 vol 411 c1748
2. Mr. Cocks

asked the Minister of Labour, in view of the fact that boys directed to the mines are to be released on the same group principle as men in the Services, whether they will also be granted on demobilisation eight weeks' pay, gratuity according to service and a civilian kit.

Mr. Butler

No, Sir.

Mr. Cocks

Will the right hon. Gentleman extend a little of his renowned sympathy to these boys; and will he reconsider the question?

Mr. Butler

I regret that my answer must remain "No, Sir," although I have every sympathy with the boys.