HC Deb 25 July 1923 vol 167 c482W

asked the Minister of Labour what steps are being taken to render more useful and effective the existing machinery of the King's Roll; whether he has any records showing the numbers of disabled men throughout the country who are still awaiting employment; and whether he will undertake a concerted effort towards making the machinery of the King's Roll really effective for the purposes for which it was created?


In pursuance of the recommendations of the Select Committee of this House, steps have been taken to set up local King's Roll Committees to deal with the employment of disabled ex service men in the larger municipal areas. The King's Roll National Council, under the chairmanship of Field-Marshal Earl Haig, has also been set up to co-ordinate the work of local committees. The Council have recently presented an interim Report which deals in detail with the King's National Roll, and the extent of the problem as indicated by a classification of unemployed disabled ex-service men. I would refer the hon. Member to the details and recommendations in this Report, copies of which will be available for Members in a few days.