HC Deb 30 May 1945 vol 411 cc230-1W
Sir G. Shakespeare

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will establish a system by which W.R.N.S., discharged or released from service, will be given rehabilitation or convalescent treatment, if such is necessary, to enable them to re-enter civil employment.

Mr. Bracken

Members of the W.R.N.S. are eligible in the same way as other members of the Forces for rehabilitation for civil life under the arrangements made by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour. Convalescent, or other necessary treatment after final discharge, is provided by the Ministry of Pensions for members who are invalided. In addition, members of the W.R.N.S. are entitled to treatment as serving members during their 56 days' final leave after invaliding, and may be sent to one of the approved convalescent homes for this period.