King's National Roll.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men. – in the House of Commons on 30th March 1922.

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Photo of Major Jack Cohen Major Jack Cohen , Liverpool Fairfield

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asked the Minister of Labour what is the total number of tradesmen who are entitled to call themselves Royal Warrant holders; and what proportion of that number are on the King's Roll?

Photo of Mr Thomas Macnamara Mr Thomas Macnamara , Camberwell North West

The number of holders of the Royal Warrant in Great Britain is 1,182, of whom 559 are on the King's National Roll. The balance includes, no doubt, a number of firms which are either small or highly specialised. But a considerable number might reasonably be expected to enrol. I am taking further steps to bring the matter to the notice of those Royal Warrant holders who have not yet enrolled, and might reasonably be expected to do so.

Photo of Captain Robert Gee Captain Robert Gee , Woolwich East

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of publishing a further list of county, city, borough, and district councils who are not qualified for the King's Roll?

Photo of Mr Thomas Macnamara Mr Thomas Macnamara , Camberwell North West

We give returns periodically in the Labour Gazette which will probably help my hon. and gallant Friend, but it would be a very formidable list to give the names of all the councils that are not on the list. It would be a very considerable list, but I will consider the point and see whether we can afford to do it.

Photo of Viscount  Curzon Viscount Curzon , Battersea South

Do the figures which the right hon. Gentleman has given include Government Departments?

Photo of Mr Thomas Macnamara Mr Thomas Macnamara , Camberwell North West

Government Departments are not Royal Warrant holders in this sense.