King's Roll Scheme.

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort. – in the House of Commons on 23rd July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Hewlett Mr Thomas Hewlett , Manchester Exchange

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the growing discharge from the Army of wounded and disabled men, he will investigate the probabilities of increasing the openings for them under the King's Roll Scheme?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

The King's Roll Scheme is limited to disabled ex-Service men from the last war, and the question of its extension to disablements arising from the present war is under consideration in connection with the general plan of post-war resettlement, to which I referred in my reply to the hon. Member for Rotherham (Mr. Dobbie) on 22nd January, 1942. The Interim Scheme of Training and Resettlement introduced last year provides facilities for men now being discharged from His Majesty's Forces on account of wounds or disablement.

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

Has the Minister at his disposal any special organisation of the Ministry of Labour so as to provide either employment or training for men who are discharged from the Forces because of wounds?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

That scheme is being worked out. It would take too long in reply to a Question to give the details of the whole scheme, but the treatment for disabled men begins in the field hospital, almost as soon as they are wounded. Then there is vocational treatment, and they are then followed right through to their employment.