§ Sir K. WOOD
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether the undertakings given by the Prime Minister with reference to the discharges of ex-service men in the Royal Arsenal are being complied with; and whether any ex-service men have been discharged without reference to the Ex-Service Men's Joint Committee?
§ Sir A. WILLIAMSON
The Prime Minister's undertaking, as understood by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Munitions, has been strictly observed; but I understand that a question has arisen as to the definition of ex-service men, and that a number of men who had served in the Army before the Great War, but gave no Army service during that War, and who were regarded as being outside the undertaking, have been discharged in the ordinary course. I will inquire into the matter.