§ 31. Mr. Collins
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he will explain the reasons for the delay in demobilisation of the M/T section of the W.R.N.S.; and when it is hoped that this section will be demobilised with their groups.
There is no permanent delay in the demobilisation of W.R.N.S. M/T drivers. This category reached Age and Service Group 61 in Class A on 19th August, 1946. Although there have been no release from the category since that date, this is a temporary adjustment measure such as has occurred in other categories from time to time and releases will be resumed as soon as possible. Releases of M/T drivers are up to the average standard for the W.R.N.S.