HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 c112W
133. Brigadier Low

asked the Minister of Supply on what grounds a man, who joined the Air Ministry in 1939, was compulsorily transferred to the Ministry of Aircraft Production in 1940, where he remained until 1943 when he joined the Fleet Air Arm as a volunteer, has been refused reinstatement after his demobilisation.

Mr. Leonard

I understand that the hon. Member is referring to Mr. Wilfred Short, whose application for reinstatement came before the Umpire recently. I regret that, owing to a mistake in the classification of Mr. Short's pre-Service occupation, he was not offered re-employment. On the recommendation of the Umpire, who has decided that it was not reasonable and practicable to employ him after 31st December, 1946, the Ministry of Supply has paid him £125 in compensation for loss of remuneration in respect of a period of six months during which he might have been employed.