Ex-Service Men

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th October 1949.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Scollan Mr Thomas Scollan , Renfrewshire Western 12:00 am, 20th October 1949

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the tendency of every private enterprise concern was to sack men at 40—"Too old at 40" was a common thing—and that there is nothing to compel them to take them on now? Does the Minister think that they ought to be imposed on nationalised industries when private industry rejects them?