HC Deb 03 August 1966 vol 733 cc111-2W
Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he is aware that military vehicle delivery contracts previously made by the Shrewsbury depot with Midland Deliveries Ltd. were applied for by employees of that firm who were in industrial dispute with the firm; and what is his policy in such cases.

Mr. Ennals

Yes. This application was not for specific contracts, but for inclusion on the list of approved contractors. Any properly constituted firm officers of the three Armed Services have retired during each of the last five years; and in each case, how many retired voluntarily, how many retired without qualifying for retired pay, and how many retired under the age of 52 years with retired pay.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

The numbers are:

and what increases or decreases these figures represent on the comparable figures for October,1964 and August, 1965.

Mr. Healey

following is the information:

may apply to join this list; it is my right hon. Friend's policy to accept only those of good standing.