§ 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.