Home Guard

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 29th September 1942.

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Photo of Mr John Colville Mr John Colville , Midlothian and Peeblesshire Northern

Is my right hon. Friend aware that while the Minister of Labour is the authority to say whether a particular man should be directed into the Home Guard, it is frequently helpful to the local official of the Ministry of Labour to have suggestions from a battalion commander; and, without prejudging the issue in this case, will he see that fact is not interfered with, as, unfortunately, there are still a number of men who are not doing any form of national service?