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Disabled Persons, Employment (Advisory Committee)

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 25 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Labour what bodies were invited to nominate persons to serve on the Advisory Committee on Disablement Problems; and why no provision has been made for representation of the British Legion.

My hon. Friend is, I think, referring to the National Advisory Council set up under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act. No organisations were invited to nominate representatives to serve on this Council, the members of which serve in their individual capacities and not as representatives of particular organisations. The views of ex-Service organisations, including the British Legion, were, however, obtained before the appointments were made.