HC Deb 14 May 1924 vol 173 c1373W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if, in view of the fact that no steps are taken by the Admiralty to give facilities to men within their last year of service in the Royal Navy to take the vocational courses established at the ports, he will state when it is anticipated the House will have the opportunity of examining the works of the Inter-Departmental Committee set up in 1921 to consider the re-settlement of ex-professional sailors and soldiers; if he is now in a position to state the number of these men who have been re-settled through the efforts of this Committee; and will he state in what employment they have been re-settled?


The statement in the first part of the question is incorrect. With regard to the remainder of the question, the Inter-Departmental Committer which was set up in 1921 to consider the question of placing ex-professional sailors, soldiers and airmen in civil employment has not yet made its Report.