HC Deb 27 March 1919 vol 114 c623W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that three men in the 3rd Scottish Company of the Non-Combatant Corps were engaged for a period of three months, from December, 1918, to February, 1919, with the occasional help of two other men, in reconstructing a motor car which was the private property of the commanding officer, and that at the end of that period the motor car was sold by public auction in Edinburgh; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?

Captain GUEST

I am not clear whether my hon. Friend means that these men were struck off duty for the purpose, and were employed on the work during working hours. If this is so, and he will give me further particulars, I will have inquiries made.