HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 cc688-9W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether many housing schemes 'are being delayed in consequence of the retention in the Army of skilled and unskilled men who were employed, prior to enlistment, in the building trade; and whether he will at once facilitate the release of such men when proof is provided that they were engaged in the building trade before enlistment and are required for urgent work in connection with such trade?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave yesterday to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Moss Side. I regret that I cannot at present authorise the release of any of the men referred to, unless their release is provided for under current instructions.

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