HC Deb 13 February 1945 vol 408 c61W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that his Ministry has directed Mr. W. F Cooper, temporary cost accountant, to return to War Office employment, under Defence Regulation 58A, at a time when 10 temporary cost accountants in the War Office were under notice of discharge on redundancy grounds; and whether he will instruct National Service officers to refrain from issuing directions under Defence Regulation 58A when adjustments of staff can be met by voluntary methods.

Mr. Bevin

At the time a direction was given to Mr. Cooper it was not fully appreciated that the War Office had a number of redundant accountants. My instructions to National Service officers provide that they should not issue directions in this type of case where adjustments of staff can reasonably be made.

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