§ Sir W. EDGE
asked the Minister of Labour whether the Government propose to stimulate employers to associate themselves with the King's Roll by the increased employment of ex-service men; how many such firms are on the roll, and how many ex-service men are employed; and what is the number of ex-service men now either unemployed and on the live register or in receipt of Poor Law relief?
The Government, with the co-operation of the King's Roll National Council, will continue to make every effort to secure the enrolment of employers on the King's Roll, the object 1627W of which is to obtain employment for disabled ex-service men. The number of employers on the King's Roll is 27,000. Statistics are not available regarding the total number of "ex-service men" in the employment of enrolled firms, nor with regard to the number of such men on the registers of Employment Exchanges, or in receipt of Poor Law relief. The number of disabled ex-service men employed by enrolled firms is approximately 380,000, and at 27th May, 1929, there were 21,937 such men on the registers of Employment Exchanges. Figures are not available regarding the numbers on Poor Law relief.