HC Deb 07 March 1945 vol 408 c2010
32. Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Cook

asked the First Lord of The Admiralty how many fishermen have been released from the Navy in order to pursue their pre-war occupations; and what qualifications are required.

Mr. Alexander

Over 400 fishermen have been released up to the present. Preference is given to men with prior claims on an age and length of service basis subject to the requirements of the ports. As far as it is practicable, the men are chosen from those domiciled at the ports from which they are to be employed.