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European Post-War Recon- Struction (Personnel)

Volume 387: debated on Thursday 25 March 1943

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asked the Prime Minister to whom he has entrusted the selection and training of personnel for assistance in reconstruction work in Europe; what qualifications are laid down for enrolment; and what terms of agreement for service are entered into?

The personnel to assist individual European Governments in the reconstruction of their countries will be recruited internationally. Until the number of British subjects required by such international agencies can be more accurately assessed, His Majesty's Government consider it inadvisable to initiate training schemes which would interfere with the war-time occupation of the candidates.

Is the Prime Minister aware that personnel is already being recruited to a considerable extent by certain organisations in this country and that training schemes are already in operation. Would he kindly look into the matter?