§ 99. Captain BOWYER
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he will take all possible steps to see that as many ex-service me and disabled ex-service men as possible are employed at the British Empire Exhibition?
I am informed by the British Empire Exhibition authorities that it has been, and is, their policy to employ only ex-service men and men from the police force and the Royal Irish Constabulary, save in exceptional circumstances where technical experts are required. I may add for the information of my hon. and gallant Friend that the whole of the ground staff are ex-service men, ex-policemen, or men of the Royal Irish Constabulary.
Sir F. HALL
Seeing the amount that has been provided by the Government, will the Department of the hon. Gentleman see that the suggestion in the latter part of the question is carried out?
Mr. ROSSLYN MITCHELL
Does the reference of the hon. Gentleman the Parliamentary Secretary to the ex-policemen mean that policemen who have been retired from service and are enjoying pensions are being employed in that capacity?