§ Dr. Little
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will issue instructions that when redundancy requires a lessening of the staff of his Department in Northern Ireland local ex-Servicemen and residents will have first claim to be continued in employment.
§ Mr. Alexander
The selection of work men for discharge on redundancy in Admiralty Establishments is regulated by an agreement between the trade union and official sides of the Admiralty Industrial Council. Efficiency, length of service, and the completion of an Admiralty apprenticeship, are all taken into consideration. The selection of non-industrial staff for discharge on redundancy is regulated by an agreement with the staff side of the National Administrative Whitley Council. Account is, however, taken of the requirements of the Reinstatement in Civil Employment Act, which provides specially for employees who have returned from service with the Forces.