asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the misunderstanding and lack of information concerning the release of men from the Services under the Class B release scheme, he will make a full explanation; and will he give instructions that will ensure that the possession of a trade card shall be accepted as a mark of proficiency by the Service authorities.
The procedure for release in Class B has been explained to the men in the Forces, but it is proposed to take further steps to make the position quite clear to them. I also propose to circulate a statement on the procedure for release in Class B in the Official Report.As regards the second part of the Question, I am not clear what precisely my hon. Friend has in mind and perhaps he would communicate with me on the matter.
asked the Minister of Labour who makes the decision as to whether a man shall be offered out of turn release under the Class B scheme; and up to what age and Service group such offers have so far been made as far as building operatives are concerned.
:As regards the procedure for release in Class B, I would ask the hon. and gallant Member to await the statement which I am proposing to circulate in the Official Report. As regards the second part of the Question, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Huddersfield (Mr. Mallalieu) on 9th October, a copy of which I am sending him.
Following is the statement: