HC Deb 20 November 1918 vol 110 cc3442-3W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that, notwithstanding the statement that the War Office were aware of the urgent need for cloth-millers and that the Army Council had under consideration the question of reinforcing the woollen trade by releasing men from the Army, these essential men are still wanting, with the result that the finishing departments are congested with unfinished goods and production in other departments is being hindered; and whether he will secure the immediate return to work of cloth-millers for whom work is waiting?


The necessary steps for the release from the Army of these men, which involved the approval of the Ministry of National Service, have been taken, but I am considering whether any further steps can be taken to release the men referred to.