§ Sir P. RICHARDSON
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that more than 100 ex-service temporary clerks, with an average service of more than seven years in Government employ, have been dismissed, and that the Ministry has announced that there are over 500 vacancies and that they propose to allocate a number of these to new entrants who passed the recent open examination; and, in view of the pledge given by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on the 27th July, 1927, whether he will reinstate ex-service men to the fullest possible extent?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer given to questions on the same subject on 17th February, 1928.