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Directed Miners

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 8 November 1945

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the grievances felt by the parents of boys who were directed to work in the mines instead of joining the fighting Services because they are not being granted the same facilities as Service personnel in connection with Civil Service examinations; and whether further consideration can be given to this matter.

I am aware of the point, but regret that I cannot agree to change the arrangements already approved.

asked the Minister of Labour, if boys directed to the mines who have been released from the mines on medical grounds are liable to be called up for service with the armed forces.

Yes, Sir, provided that they are medically fit for service in the Forces.