HC Deb 23 October 1919 vol 120 cc178-9W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether there is any prospect of expediting the release of the seventy-five journeymen hydraulic packers and 103 apprentices still retained in the Army, in view of the shortage of labour required for the packing of cotton piece-goods in Manchester?


I regret that I cannot authorise the release of any of the men referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend unless their release is provided for under current instructions.