asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that an ex-service man employed as a technical officer in the Works and Buildings Department, and selected for establishment by the selection board, has been refused a certificate on the ground that his disability contracted during war service prevents him from serving over seas; and whether, as this is an officer admittedly competent to carry out his duties satisfactorily at home, he will grant the certificate?
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave him on the 18th May, and would add that since that date I have decided that, where the disability can be regarded as attributable to war service, fitness for service in Iraq will not be insisted upon as a condition of establishment. It is under consideration whether the case which I imagine the hon. Member has in mind comes within this concession.