HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 c2784W

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that persons with service pensions amounting to £1,000 a year for services in other Departments are filling posts in the Ministry of Pensions with salaries of over £800 a year; whether, in view of the fact that thousands of officers and men trained by the Ministry of Labour for administrative positions are still unemployed, he will represent to the Treasury the desirability of substituting these service pensioners by trained ex-service officers and men for whom no employment whatever has been found?

Major TRYON:

I have been asked to reply. I would refer the hon. Member to the answers given to the hon. and gallant Member for Basingstoke (Sir A. Hol-brook) on the 6th and 14th December last, of which I am sending him copies.