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Military Service (Deferment)

Volume 416: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of applications made by employers for deferment of employees' call-up since 18th June, 1945, to the latest possible date; and the number granted.

Statistics of the numbers of applications by employers are not available, but periods of deferment were granted in 58,000 out of the 116,000 cases in which decision regarding deferment of call-up were given by District Man Power Boards during the period 18th June to 31st October, 1945. These figures include a large number of reviews of earlier decisions as well as decisions; on new applications.