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Civilian Employees (Northern Ireland)

Volume 416: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War if he will give instructions that local ex-Servicemen with priority should be employed in the Holywood, County Down, Ordnance Depot and that the services of civilians from Eire be now dispensed with.

As I said on 15th November, in answer to a Question by the hon. Member for Down (Dr. Little), civilian employees resident outside Northern Ireland are normally the first to go in the event of redundancy. I am not sure that anything more than this is necessary or could be justified, but I am looking into the matter and will write to the hon. and gallant Member.