HC Deb 11 November 1927 vol 210 cc523-4W

asked the .Secretary of State for War how many men belonging to section A reservists, called up for service with the Shanghai Relief Force, had to leave their employment for such purpose; how many have gone back to their employment on demobilisation; and whether the men who have not found employment again are receiving maintenance allowance from the War Office?


Of the 408 Section A reservists who have already been re-transferred to the Reserve, 247 left employment to return to the Colours. I have no definite information how many have found employment on re-transfer to the reserve. On re-transfer to the Reserve, all Section A reservists received 14 days' leave with full pay and allowances and a payment of £10 in respect of each man is made from


The following Table gives the numbers of persons on the register of the Devonport Employment Exchange on each Monday during the period 4th July to 31st October, 1927.

Army funds to the Unemployment Fund, as the result of which he is able to draw unemployment benefit for 26 weeks if he cannot find employment. No special maintenance, allowance is payable.