Oral Answers to Questions — Local Authority Members (Military Service)

– in the House of Commons on 4th April 1944.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Edwards Mr Alfred Edwards , Middlesbrough East

asked the Prime Minister if he will consider the position of elected representatives on municipal authorities who are serving in the Forces and take steps to ensure that, where it can be done without interfering with vital services, they are enabled to carry out their public duties by suitable postings.

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

Sir, I fear this is hardly a suitable time for introducing complications of this character

Photo of Mr Alfred Edwards Mr Alfred Edwards , Middlesbrough East

In view of the official communications from men of this type, will it really be difficult to facilitate appropriate postings as far as possible so that these men can carry on their public and Service work? Certainly the official communications are to the effect that they wish to do this as far as possible.

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

I think it is a matter which should certainly be studied.