asked the Minister of Labour if, in making reductions in the ex-service temporary staff of the Ministry, he will take into consideration the claims to retention of disabled men and men with good Army records?
It is the practice in all cases in the Ministry of Labour, when making reductions in the temporary ex-service staff, to give preference, in the matter of retention, to disabled men over non-disabled, and to men with overseas service over those who only served at home, subject always, of course, to the primary consideration of efficiency. Due regard is also had to service records.
Will the right hon. Gentleman inquire into the case of the Controller of the Appointments Department, to see whether that is in accordance with the principle which he has laid down?