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Christmas (Deferred Intake)

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 29 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he will defer the call-up of the groups due to report on 18th December so as to enable them to spend Christmas at home, especially in view of the fact that little or no training is carried out in the Services over the Christmas period and the railways are overburdened with holidaymakers.

Yes, Sir. At the cost of considerable disorganisation of their reception and training programmes, I have arranged with the Services to defer their intakes so that no man shall be called up in the fortnight 16th to 29th December.