asked the Minister of Works if he will provide a list indicating the number of releases under Class B of men in the building trade which he has recommended up to date; whether he will subdivide this number according to the counties in which they operate; and, in particular, will he give the number of releases recommended for Oxfordshire.
:Most Class B men come under the arrangements for block release and are identified by the Service Departments themselves by reference to their Central Records on which the men's pre-enlistment civilian occupations are recorded. My Department is, however, authorised to nominate a limited number of individual specialists with special qualifications which make them personally indispensable for filling key posts. Nominations by my Department of individual specialists for the building and civil engineering industries up to 22nd October, 1945, numbered 985. Nominations are not made on a county basis, and it would, therefore, serve no useful purpose to give an analysis of the total by counties.