§ Captain W. BENN
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in putting forward candidates for openings notified to the Employment Exchanges, preference is given, other things being equal" to ex-service men and to those who have been longest on the unemployed register?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
Among applicants otherwise equally qualified industrially, a preference is given to ex-service men in selecting applicants on the registers for submission to vacancies notified to the Employment Exchanges. Special arrangements are also in operation for endeavouring to find employment for disabled ex-service men. Subject to the foregoing, the practice is to have regard solely to the applicant's industrial suitability for the employment in question.