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Lieut.-Colonel Derek Walker-Smith
asked the Minister of Health whether he will inform local authorities of the desirability, when notifying vacancies in permanent appointments, of taking steps to see that these vacancies are brought to the notice of the Forces serving overseas.
I am fully in sympathy with the hon. and gallant Member's suggestion, and I will consult the representative associations of local authorities upon the extent to which effect can be given to it, consistently with their pressing on with urgent matters of reconstruction.