§ Sir W. Smiles
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will follow the example of Field-Marshal Smuts and give orders that Government Departments will not engage anyone until they have made sure that no suitable discharged Service man or woman is available for the job.
§ Sir J. Anderson
I do not think that in the present condition of acute labour shortage any question of preference arises. Departments in general are unable to fill all their vacancies.