§ Mr. Austin
asked the Minister of Labour if he will give an estimate of the number of men in the Forces who have served five years; and give consideration to the immediate demobilisation of such men and their replacement, if necessary, by the call up of men in industry up to 35 years of age.
§ Mr. Isaacs
The information asked for in the first part of the Question is not readily available. As regards the second part of the Question, I am not prepared to consider a departure of this nature from the present release scheme, which gives due weight to length of service as well as to age.