§ Mr. Kirby
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he has knowledge of any men who were mobilised in the recent emergency and who, upon demobilisation, were not re-employed by their former employers; what steps he is taking to secure the reinstatement of such men; and will he give the names of the employers concerned to the House?
§ Colonel Llewellin
Information has come to the notice of the Admiralty of 17 reservists and pensioners and four retired officers who were not on demobilisation re-employed by their former employers. One pensioner and one officer were prevented by the mobilisation from taking up civil posts.
Efforts have been made, both in collaboration with the Employment Exchanges and by other means to secure the reinstatement of these men, or to obtain alternative employment, and in many instances these have been successful.
In general the attitude of employers has been irreproachable, and I do not think it would serve any useful purpose to publish the names of the very few who might seem on the information available not to have shown the same public spirit.