HC Deb 06 April 1939 vol 345 c3025W
Mr. Naylor

asked the Secretary of State for War whether individual discharges and suspensions in the high-explosives establishment at Woolwich Arsenal, when-even they may occur, are determined by length of employment or efficiency only; and whether any consideration is given in such circumstances to employés' previous service in His Majesty's Forces?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

When discharges due to reduction at the Royal Ordnance Factories are necessary, the long standing rule is that, subject to considerations of efficiency, the latest entrants are discharged first, special consideration being given to disabled ex-service men. The case of suspensions raises practical issues of a different nature, but, in that case also, length of service is usually the governing factor.

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