§ 36. Mr. Niall Macpherson
asked the Minister of Labour when he proposes to review the occupations of officers in the Territorial Army Reserve of Officers with a view to releasing those who would not be called up in the event of an emergency.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. Frederick Lee)
It is proposed, about next September, to review the occupations of these officers with a view to identifying those who would not be available for embodiment for whole-time service in an emergency. It does not follow that officers so identified would be released from the Reserve: that is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War.
§ Mr. Macpherson
Can the hon. Gentleman say what liaison there will be between his Ministry and the Secretary of State for War in this matter?
§ Colonel Gomme-Duncan
In view of the large number of people affected who are anxious to know what their position will be in a national emergency, can we be assured that the War Office and the hon. Gentleman's Department will issue a statement on policy as soon as possible?