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Agricultural Workers

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 12 April 1945

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asked the Minister of Labour what new instructions have been issued to county W.A.E.C.s in regard to men under the Class B scheme for release.

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is now able to announce the revised policy for the granting of Class B release for work in agriculture. Brigadier Peto asked the Minister of Labour whether he is now able to state the Government's policy with regard to the release of agricultural workers from the Services under Class B.

Arrangements are being made for the release of up to 10,000 agricultural workers from the Forces under the scheme for block releases in Class B. I am in touch with my right hon. Friends the Minister of Agriculture and the Secretary of State for Scotland about the issue of appropriate instructions to war agricultural executive committees.

asked the Minister of Labour whether the average number of Class B industrial releases is greater or less than the figure for the agricultural industry, namely, 6.64 per cent. of the applications.

I assume the hon. and gallant Member is referring to the releases of individual specialists. I regret that this information is not readily available.