HC Deb 16 November 1955 vol 546 c40W
95. Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many of the 8,000 Mauritians who were discharged from the Army two months ago after service in the Middle East have obtained permanent employment in Government service and elsewhere, respectively.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Of the 6,011 ex-members of the Mauritius Pioneer Corps discharged by mid-November, 3,304 have been placed in employment. I have asked the Governor to supply the separate figures for Government and private employment and will send them to the hon. Member in due course. Of the rest, 1,350 have reported to the Labour Department Employment Office and, though these have not been placed in employment, it does not follow that they have not obtained employment for themselves.