HC Deb 10 July 1919 vol 117 cc2060-1W

asked the Minister for Labour whether a disabled soldier at Tredegar has been refused the poet of manager of a local agency of the Unemployment Exchange, notwithstanding his compliance with all the requirements; whether the position has been given to an applicant already in possession of several lucrative businesses; and will he take steps to cancel the appointment so as to fulfil the nation's pledge to the soldier?


In view of the increased work falling upon the Tredegar office, in consequence of the arrangements for demobilisation and resettlement, it was proposed to appoint a full-time branch manager of the Ministry of Labour employment office at Tredegar, in lieu of the existing part-time officer, and the candidates for the post included a discharged soldier. The qualifications of this discharged soldier were not such as to fit him for the post, and after careful consideration of all the applicants, it was decided that, for the present, the appointment of the existing part-time branch manager, Who had held the post for two years, should be continued. No new appointment was therefore made.