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Home Guard Duties (Factories)

Volume 389: debated on Thursday 20 May 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give an assurance that no officer of a factory Home Guard, who is also a foreman at that factory, will, against a man's wishes and during his ordinary employment, discuss Home Guard problems with him because he is under his control in that Home Guard?

Home Guards have only a limited time to devote to their Home Guard duties and those responsible must take advantage of the most convenient opportunities for all concerned for arranging the necessary training. The good sense and friendly co-operation of Home Guards in general can, I am sure, be relied on in these matters, and I do not consider that a hard and fast rule on the lines suggested by my hon. Friend is necessary, or indeed that it would be welcomed by Home Guards.