HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 c925
7. Colonel J. R. H. Hutchison

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air why Mr. R. H. Hunter was discharged from No. 23 Maintenance Unit, Aldergrove.

Mr. de Freitas

The work at this Unit has been declining for some time and Mr. Hunter is one of the employees whose services are no longer required.

Colonel Hutchison

Is the Minister aware that this highly skilled man is now unemployed? Is the real reason because he refused to leave his union and join the Amalgamated Engineering Union?

Mr. de Freitas

With regard to the second part of the question I have no information; as for the first point, this man was given an opportunity of transferring to work in this country and he declined to take it.

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