HC Deb 06 November 1945 vol 415 c1089
Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Minister of Labour whether his Ministry will ensure that, on being called up, all men who are fully trained wireless mechanics will, if otherwise suitable, be drafted into the R.A.F.

Mr. Isaacs

No, Sir. Wireless mechanics will be posted according to the respective needs of the three Services.

Mr. Allighan

In view of the fact that there is already such a shortage of wireless mechanics in the R.A.F. that those in normal group releases are having their release deferred, would it not be wise to see that trained wireless mechanics are sent into that Service?

Mr. Williams

I cannot accept the statement made by the hon. Member, which is not, I think, in accordance with the facts.