HC Deb 07 July 1955 vol 543 cc1287-9
26. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Minister of Labour how many National Service men discharged from the Royal Air Force

ployment are obtained every month. The latest figures for Dorsetshire are given in the following table:

have been subsequently recalled in each of the last three years as a result of an improvement in the physical disability which led to the original discharge.

Sir W. Monckton

None, Sir, for the reason given in the reply to the hon. Member's similar Question on 30th June.

Mr. Hamilton

Would the Minister consider introducing minor legislation as early as possible to avoid this obvious injustice? If he will look at last evening's "Star" he will see that the editorial indicated that there was great unrest and disquiet in the country about the fact that such an injustice is being perpetrated. Will he also look at T.V. today to see one of these rejects?

Sir W. Monckton

I cannot promise to look at T.V. today, but I did read the "Star," and I paid attention to the matters put to me by the hon. Member last week. As I said then, the practice which we are following is the one introduced by the late Mr. Ernest Bevin when he was Minister of Labour, and I should not like lightly to alter it because of one case which strikes the hon. Member as unfortunate.