§ Captain Strickland
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider giving some priority of demobilisation to the owners of one-man retail shops who involve no necessity for placing in employment but for whom the immediate 771W maintenance or re-opening of their business is essential to protect them against unfair competition of new shops opened up in their absence.
§ Mr. Bevin
No, Sir. Men will be released from the Forces after the defeat of Germany by age and length of service, with the exception that a limited number will be released out of turn for urgent reconstruction employment. I should not feel justified in proposing a further exception to cover the type of case referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend.