HC Deb 22 April 1947 vol 436 c96W
Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for War why he has issued regulations to the effect that only Regular soldiers may be employed for duties such as storemen in Territorial Association halls; if civilians may be employed; and if any preference is given to ex-members of the Territorial Army.

Mr. Bellenger

The great majority of storemen's posts authorized for the Territorial Army are to be filled by civilians. The only exceptions are certain posts in technical units where military knowledge is necessary to handle the equipment held. Civilian storemen are appointed by the Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association concerned, who in considering applicants who had been members of the Territorial Army would take that fact into account.