§ 34. Mr. Burden
asked the Secretary of State for War what steps have been taken to ensure the continued employment of the technical officials lately employed in Anti-Aircraft Command.
§ Mr. F. Maclean
About a third will continue to be employed on work connected with anti-aircraft equipment. Of the remainder, as many as possible will be transferred to other War Department establishments or to suitable vacancies offered by other Government Departments. A number will have to be discharged as redundant. These will all be temporary officials.
§ Mr. Burden
I thank my hon. Friend for that reply, but will he undertake to see that those men who are to be discharged will be given a reasonable period in which to try to place themselves in employment elsewhere?
§ Mr. Maclean
For the moment there is sufficient work to keep all these officials employed. They will certainly be given time to find other work before being finally discharged.