HC Deb 25 January 1955 vol 536 cc7-8
11. Mr. Collins

asked the Minister of Labour to what extent his Department, in seeking employment for British subjects entering this country from the Dominions and Colonies, suggests enlistment in the Armed Forces on Regular engagements.

Mr. Watkinson

Local offices have standing instructions to bring the opportunities for enlistment in the Regular Forces to the notice of suitable British subjects, including those who have come from overseas.

Mr. Collins

Recalling the outstanding part which the Colonial Service played in the last war, may I ask the Minister to give particular attention to their enlistment? Will he also make it clear that recruits will be welcomed in all three Services?

Mr. Watkinson

I will certainly do what I can to that end. We do not place any sort of bar on—in fact, we encourage—that kind of recruitment; but I will see whether we can do anything else.