HC Deb 01 May 1919 vol 115 cc360-1W
Lieutenant-Colonel BUCKLEY

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that on or about 18th March some eighteen ex-soldiers were discharged from No. 4 Aircraft Salvage Depot, Aintree, while about forty men who had served neither in the Army nor the Navy were retained; that many of these men were of military age, and that practically all of them held positions which could have been filled by ex-soldiers, and if, in view of the undertaking given to employ ex-soldiers whenever possible, he will have a thorough inquiry made into the whole circumstances?


I have been asked to answer this question. Inquiries are being made, and I hope to be able to communiate with my hon. and gallant Friend on the subject very shortly.