§ 7. Mr. Derek Walker-Smith
asked the Minister of Supply if, in reckoning service in connection with discharges for redundancy in royal ordnance factories, he will allow service in the Armed Forces to be reckoned as industrial service.
§ Mr. Wilmot
Under existing agreements made with the trade unions on the Ministry of Supply Joint Industrial Council, military service reckons for industrial seniority in the case of those who were in our employment before joining the Armed Forces but not in the case of others.
§ Mr. Walker-Smith
Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether that means that, in the discharging for redundancy, those who were in ordnance factories before the war are entitled to count the full period of their service?