HC Deb 01 June 1954 vol 528 c1068
34. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Secretary of State for War what complaints he has received about the refusal of employers to stamp the National Insurance cards and holiday credit cards of men attending annual camp for Territorial Army training.

Mr. J. R. H. Hutchison

I do not think that any difficulty should arise over National Insurance cards since these are stamped by the Army for the period of annual camp. There has been one complaint about holiday credit cards which, I understand, are used in certain industries under a special scheme for holidays with pay. I do not yet know exactly what the difficulty is but I am looking into it and hope that, with the good will generally shown towards the Territorial Army, we shall be able to get over it.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that his reply will be received with satisfaction by those men who have felt themselves to be rather meanly and unfairly penalised by what is a comparatively small matter, which it is hoped will be rectified?

Mr. Hutchison

I am always glad to hear of people who are satisfied.