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Post-War Strength And Conditions

Volume 414: debated on Wednesday 17 October 1945

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can now inform the House of his Ministry's proposals as to the size and conditions of service, etc., of the post-war Navy.

These matters are under active consideration but I am not yet in a position to make a statement.

Can the right hon. Gentleman give a general indicationas to when he thinks he will be able to make this announcement?

Obviously such a matter is connected with high policy for all the Services. I really could not make a definite promise.

Is it not about time that the State, which should be a model employer, should announce what are to be the conditions of service in all three Services?

The conditions of service must depend to a very large extent upon what Parliament finally votes as being the post-war strength.