HC Deb 28 November 1944 vol 404 cc2430-1W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether steps are now being taken to ascertain, unit by unit, how many men and members of the W.R.N.S. have positions in civil life to return to; how many are qualifying to enter a profession which may involve a period at a university; how many will desire to avail themselves of the training schemes being initiated by the Ministry of Labour; and whether official information can be given as to prospects and opportunities in the Dominions and Colonies.

Mr. Alexander

Steps are being taken to complete the records of pre-war occupations of men and women in the Navy but it is considered that a general inquiry on the lines indicated by my hon. Friend would be premature at the present time. As regards opportunities and prospects in the Dominions and Colonies, I would refer to the replies given by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs on 3rd October last and by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Colonies on 18th October last.