§ Mr. Lewis
Is it not a fact that there would be quite a large saving of money? Is not this one way in which both the right hon. Gentleman and the Government could implement their promises to cut the cost of living? If we were to cut down on this and put these men on to useful work, would that not be helping the balance of payments position? Will the right hon. Gentleman put that suggestion to the Chancellor and the Cabinet?
§ 10. Mr. Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will abolish the fifteen days' reserve training for National Service men in view of its interference with industry, domestic life and family financial commitments.
§ Mr. Allaun
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many one-man firms are being endangered because the proprietors are unable to obtain substitutes while they are doing their fifteen days' training? Is he aware that in many cases employers do not make up the men's wages, and that consequently they suffer financial hardship, so that some of these men and their families cannot have their ordinary summer holidays?