Mobile Voluntary Aid Detachment Cooks, Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 24th February 1942.

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Major Lloyd:

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the fullest use is being made of the experience and ability of mobile cooks who have been called up into the Voluntary Aid Detachment in Scotland; and what steps are being taken to ensure that they are occupying positions commensurate with their technical qualifications.

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Lambeth Norwood

I am not aware of any evidence to show that mobile Voluntary Aid Detachment cooks in Scotland are not in general being employed on duties appropriate to their experience and qualifications.

Major Lloyd:

Is my hon. Friend aware that qualified cooks are unable to get promotion because no one will part with them?

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Lambeth Norwood

The status of these cooks is being considered in connection with the general reorganisation of the Voluntary Aid Detachment.

Major Lloyd:

The matter has been under consideration for eight months and is still being considered, like so many other matters.