§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons registered, men and women separately, at the West Ham Employment Exchanges for the last available dates of 1930, 1931, 1932, and 1933, respectively?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
The policy of the Air Council is to allow re-engagement to such numbers of men as can be employed during their re-engaged service in ranks appropriate to their experience and qualifications. Men of the same trade and length of service, whether non-commissioned officers or aircraftsmen, are considered in competition for the number of vacancies available, and the additional value of the non-commissioned service is one of the factors in determining selection. The attainment of a specific rank is not in itself essential for re-engagement.