§ Mr. R. YOUNG
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that P. Floyd, employed at the dockyard, Chatham, passed a medical examination for light work when he entered the Army Inspection Department, and when transferred to the Electrical Inspection Department in April, 1919, the Admiralty surgeon at the yard again certified him fit for light work; and whether, as a result of discharges taking place, he applied for a job which will be vacant at the end of this week in his old shop, the gun wharf, Naval Ordnance Section, and was refused, as he was invalided from the gun wharf as medically unfit, although since then he passed two medical examinations certifying his fitness for the job refused him?
§ Sir J. CRAIG
P.C. Floyd was invalided from the gun wharf in August, 1916, 1467W with a gratuity. He was entered in the dockyard from the Army Inspection Department in April, 1919, being found on medical examination to be fit for bench work only. His present discharge from the Electrical Department is on account of the necessity for reducing numbers, and his transfer to the gun wharf was refused not on account of his previous invalidity, but because no entries are being made in view of the necessity for reducing numbers also in the gun wharf.