HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 c569
59. Major Symonds

asked the Minister of Labour if he will publish the details of his recently issued instructions to National Service officers to give greater consideration to applications for permission to leave made by workers seeking permanent resettlement in normal civilian employment, and by workers wishing to transfer to employment in which they have skill and experience.

Mr. Isaacs

It is not my practice to publish details of confidential instructions issued to my officers, but I may -say that the general effect of guidance recently issued to national service officers is correctly described in my hon. and gallant Friend's Question.

Major Symonds

Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that his instructions have been sufficiently widely drawn to get all the square pegs out of the round holes?

Mr. Isaacs

I am not so sure that there are any square pegs in round holes. I thought they did not fit. I think the instructions have been sufficiently widely drawn and circulated to have the desired effect.