§ Sir HERBERT NIELD
asked the Minister of National Service whether he can make any announcement with reference to the demobilisation of those men who were proprietors of one-man businesses; and if he has considered whether the services of Appeal Tribunals can be utilised for the purpose of hearing applications and either determining the same or make recommendations where the circumstances proved make release desirable?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
The general scheme of demobilisation provides that proprietors of one-man businesses who will be able to recommence their business may be released from the Army on the same basis as other men with employment awaiting them. My right hon. Friend the Minister for Reconstruction, in his speech on 12th November, gave details of the provisions which will be made for cases of hardship among such men. It is not possible to utilise Appeal Tribunals in this connection.