Air Ministry.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men. – in the House of Commons on 26th April 1923.

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Photo of Mr Robert Richardson Mr Robert Richardson , Houghton-le-Spring

82.

asked the Secretary of State for Air what proportion of the ex-service temporary civil servants employed in his Department on clerical duties are home service and overseas, respectively; and how many are men who did not sit for the recent special establishment examinations?

Photo of Mr Samuel Hoare Mr Samuel Hoare , Chelsea

Of the ex-service temporary civil servants employed in the Air Ministry on clerical duties, 13 are "home service" and 152 are "overseas." Forty-three of this total of 165 are men who did not sit for the recent special examinations for establishment.

Photo of Mr John Cairns Mr John Cairns , Morpeth

84.

asked the Secretary of State for Air what arrangements, if any, were made for the absorption into civilian clerical employment in his Department of men demobilised from His Majesty's Forces, clerical home service units, from 1918 to October, 1920?

Photo of Mr Samuel Hoare Mr Samuel Hoare , Chelsea

No special steps were taken to absorb into civilian clerical employment demobilised men who had been employed on clerical work in home service units, but a number of such men were in fact taken on in a civil capacity.

Photo of Sir Robert Newman Sir Robert Newman , Exeter

85.

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether men who served during the War in the fighting forces of the Crown are being rejected for clerical work under the Air Ministry on account of their being below a certain standard of height?

Photo of Mr Samuel Hoare Mr Samuel Hoare , Chelsea

If my hon. Friend's question refers to civilian clerical work under the Air Ministry, the answer is in the negative.