HC Deb 09 October 1945 vol 414 c15
44. Mr. Ernest Davies

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider allowing N.F.S. service, prior to joining the Armed Forces, to be taken into account for the purpose of grouping under the age-plus-service demobilisation scheme.

87. Mr. Channon

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in considering the present arrangements for demobilisation, he will arrange that service in the police force, the N.F.S., and other similar services will count to some extent in connection with the demobilisation of men and women of the Fighting Services which they subsequently joined.

Mr. Isaacs

The answer is in the negative. This question has been fully considered and I should not feel justified in re-opening it now.

Mr. Davies

Might I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he has given full consideration to the fact that many of these members of the N.F.S. have served in blitzed areas far away from their homes, that they have seen as much enemy action as members of the Forces, and would he give special consideration to them?

Mr. Isaacs

All those factors, and other relative factors of a similar character, have been under consideration.