HC Deb 06 November 1945 vol 415 cc1071-2
35. Sir T. Moore

asked the Minister of Labour the policy of the Government in regard to the demobilisation of V.A.D.s.

Mr. Isaacs

Members of the V.A.D. will be released like other members of the Forces in order of age and length of service. They may also be released in Class B if they are willing and suitable to be trained for nursing. The programme of releases and discharges up to June, 1946, is set out in the statement I made on 2nd October, a copy of which I am sending the hon. and gallant Member.

Sir T. Moore

Has this statement been communicated to the various members of the V.A.D. service?

Mr. Isaacs

I really could not say, but if it has not been done, it will be done.

Captain Crowder

Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether, if these V.A.D.s are released under Scheme A, they are liable, when they get home to this country, to be redirected by the Ministry of National Service?

Mr. Isaacs

I shall be glad if the hon. Member will put that question on the Paper, and I will get him the information.