§ Sir I. Fraser
asked the Minister of Health whether, in considering plans for the recruitment of local government officers after the war, he will take steps to ensure that the fullest possible preference is given to former members of His Majesty's Forces and, in particular, to those who have been disabled.
§ Mr. Willink
I am sure that local authorities, with whom it rests to recruit their own staffs, will be sympathetic to 751W the claims of ex-Servicemen and women. As regards disabled members of His Majesty's Forces, local authorities, like other employers may, under the Disabled Persons Employment Act, 1944, be required to employ a quota of registered disabled persons, and my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour and National Service is required to give a preference to ex-Servicemen and women in selecting registered disabled persons for submission to vacancies.