§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Minister of Labour what action should be taken by a tradesman who has acquired his trade in one of the Services and who could be suitably employed on priority bomb damage repair work, but who cannot be released because he had no civilian employer and therefore no one can apply for him.
§ Mr. Bevin
The arrangements for the release of men from the Forces for this purpose could not conveniently be extended so as to include an invitation to men to volunteer. I understand that the existing arrangements are producing in total about as many men as the Services are willing to release.