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National Service (Agricultural Work)

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 17 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that young men intending to take up other careers sometimes become engaged in agriculture, pending call-up; that they are then neither called up nor allowed to leave agriculture; for what length of time they must remain in agriculture to avoid liability for call-up; or if he will arrange for them to he called up immediately.

No case of this kind has been brought to my notice, but if the hon. Member will let me have particulars which will enable me to identify the individuals concerned, I shall be glad to look into the matter.