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Armed Forces (Class B Releases, Benefits)

Volume 415: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1945

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the small number of people willing to leave the Armed Forces under Class B, he will consider allowing them the same financial benefits as those demobilised under Class A.

No, Sir. The Class B terms have already been substantially improved, and to abolish all distinctions between Class A and Class B would be contrary to the fundamental principles of the release scheme.