HC Deb 08 May 1919 vol 115 c1131W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the coming large demand for men with experience in the building trade, he is taking steps to expedite the release from the Army of men whose employers need them for the erection of new houses?


Army Order 55 of 1919 governs the eligibility of all men for demobilisation. I regret that, at the present time, I can take no special steps to release men engaged in the building trade who are not eligible for demobilisation under that Army Order.