HC Deb 28 July 1943 vol 391 c1608W
Mr. W. Brown

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that natives of Eire of military age, who are exempt from military service, are finding places in British Government Departments; and what steps he propose:, to take to stop this?

Mr. Assheton

I am not aware of any considerable recruitment of citizens of Eire to British Government Departments; but it is not desirable that such persons, if their loyalty and reliability are established, should be prevented from assisting the war efforts of this country.