HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 c702W

asked the Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to the fact that the Disposal Board are being forced to employ French and Belgian civilians as drivers in those countries, having tried and failed to secure ex-Service men from England for this purpose; whether at Stuart's Camp at Arras several English mechanical transport vehicles are being driven by foreigners; and whether ex-Service men of British nationality can be given employment?


I have been asked to answer this question. No French or Belgian drivers are employed by the Disposal Board in France: all drivers are either soldiers or ex-Service men engaged through the Ministry of Labour. I have no knowledge of the Stuart's Camp at. Arras referred to in the question.