HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 cc699-700W
Sir F. Sanderson

asked the Minister without Portfolio whether he will consider laying down provision whereby the release from the Armed Forces after the war shall take place by progressive steps and be so planned that no man is discharged from any of the three Fighting Services unless he has work to proceed to or until work has been found for him?

Mr. Greenwood

His Majesty's Government are well aware of the importance of securing that, so far as possible, work is immediately available for persons discharged from the fighting services; and I am already considering, in collaboration with my colleagues the First Lord of the Admiralty, the Secretary of State for War, the Secretary of State for Air and the Minister of Labour and National Service, the machinery which will be necessary for securing that release from the Armed Forces can be effected according to an orderly system of priorities.