Category B (Pay)

Oral Answers to Questions — Resettlement (Training Allowances) – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th June 1945.

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Photo of Commander Redvers Prior Commander Redvers Prior , Birmingham Aston 12:00 am, 14th June 1945

asked the Minister of Labour why men in Category B for demobilisation are granted 21 days' pay in view of the Government's policy that all men honourably discharged were to be given 56 days' pay.

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

As stated in the White Paper, it is essential to the scheme that there should be a clearly marked difference in the treatment of the men released in Class A in their turn, and of the men released in Class B out of their turn. The latter will have definite employment to which to go, whereas men released in Class A must be given time for resettlement and to secure suitable employment if necessary.