§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will inquire into the circumstances attending the dismissal of Mr. J. Jordan, saddler, from Woolwich Dockyard; and whether, as this man is a disabled ex-service man and has very long service with the Department, he will suspend the notice or transfer this workman to another Department?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
The position of the saddlers under notice of discharge from the Army Ordnance Department at Woolwich Dockyard was explained in my answer of the 24th instant to the hon. Member for East Woolwich (Mr. Snell), to which I would 1135W refer the hon. Member. Mr. J. Jordan has served in the Department for seven and a half years. Much as I regret the necessity for these discharges, I fear that no alternative is open to me.