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Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944

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16Preference for ex-service men and women

The Minister shall so exercise his discretion in selecting persons for vocational training and industrial rehabilitation courses and facilities under section fifteen of this Act at any time while it appears to him that they cannot for the time being be provided for all persons in need of them, and in selecting persons registered as handicapped by disablement with a view to submitting their names for engagements, as to secure that, so far as consistent with the efficient exercise of his powers, preference shall be given to persons of the following classes, that is to say,—

(a)men who have served whole time in the armed forces of the Crown or in the merchant navy or the mercantile marine; and

(b)women who have served whole time in any of the capacities mentioned in the First Schedule to this Act.

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