HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 cc1858-9W

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that at the Andover Aerodrome an ex-service man who had already been engaged in a similar capacity on Government works has been refused employment as a painter on the ground that he was not a member of a trade union; and whether he will give instructions that ex-service men applying for employment on Government works should not be excluded for the reason stated?

Captain GUEST

I have been asked to reply The Air Ministry employs no direct labour at Andover, and the case presumably relates to employment by a contractor, with whom I have no power to interfere in such a matter.