Oral Answers to Questions — Members of Parliament (Government Employment).

– in the House of Commons on 4th October 1939.

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Photo of Mr Gordon Hall Caine Mr Gordon Hall Caine , Dorset Eastern

asked the Prime Minister how many Members of Parliament who occupied positions under the Government in technical or other capacities during the last war have been employed in similar or other capacities during the present emergency; and whether he will consider utilising the technical and business experience of many Members in their special capacities for the more active prosecution of the present war?

Photo of Mr Neville Chamberlain Mr Neville Chamberlain , Birmingham, Edgbaston

I regret that information with regard to the first part of the question is not available. With regard to the second part, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave on 20th September to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Hands-worth (Commander Locker-Lampson).