HC Deb 24 July 1939 vol 350 c1046W
Mr. Jagger

asked the Minister of Supply whether his attention has been called to the reports that posts are being filled by pensioned ex-policemen instead of by unpensioned ex-service men or unemployed men; and whether he will see that the posts of messengers in his new Department are allocated to unpensioned ex-service men or unemployed men, rather than to pensioned ex-policemen or other pensioned men if their abilities are equivalent and whose need is greater?

Colonel Llewellin

With regard to the first part of the question, the answer is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for the Deritend Division of Birmingham (Sir J. Smedley Crooke) of the 20th July.