HC Deb 05 July 1949 vol 466 cc1937-8
6. Lieut.-Commander Clark Hutchison

asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed men capable of undertaking clerical work who are at present on the register of disabled persons in Edinburgh.

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Isaacs)

Twenty-two, of whom only a few are fully experienced clerks.

Lieut.-Commander Hutchison

Would it not be possible to employ these men in Government offices in Edinburgh in place of married women? Will the right hon. Gentleman consider it?

Mr. Isaacs

That is another question, which I will look into. On that matter I can say that three disabled persons were discharged from Government service and three other disabled persons were taken on in their place.

Sir William Darling

As we have a very indifferent postal service in the City of Edinburgh could not these disabled men be employed to supplement it?