§ Captain BOWYER
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give figures showing how many applications have been received by the Appointments Department in the years 1919, 1920, 1921, from ex-service men; how many of them have succeeded; and how many, if any, still remain to be dealt with?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The total number of applications received by the Appointments Department from ex-service men during the years 1919, 1920 and 1921 is 167,103. Of these 17,616 candidates are either trained or in training, and 52,562 have been placed in appointments. The Appointments Department has still under consideration the cases of 14,866. In addition the Department has dealt with the preliminary stages of some 55,265 applications for training under the Boards of Education and Agriculture of Great Britain and Ireland. Thus in all 222,368 applications have been dealt with by the Department.