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Engineering Apprentices (Military Service)

Volume 413: debated on Friday 24 August 1945

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asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that there is a wholesale calling up of engineering apprentices on the Clyde; and, in view of the shortage of these boys in that industry, and the inducements offered to bring them into it, if he will reconsider this decision and allow these boys to finish their time of apprenticeship which many of them will never do if they are now taken away from industry.

I am looking into this matter and will write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.