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Call-Up (Under 45)

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Labour how many men are there at present in the country under 45

The engagement of dock workers for general dock work on a regular weekly contract under the system to which my hon. Friend refers operates at present only in the London Docks. About 3,700 workers are employed on these conditions.

asked the Minister of Labour the figure of the total number of registered dock workers in the Port of London, Liverpool and Mersey ports, Clyde, and Tyne, respectively; and the comparative figures for 1950 and 1947.

The following figures in respect of the areas in question have been furnished by the National Dock Labour Board:years of age who have not served full-time in one of the Fighting Services for a minimum period of 18 months.

About three and a half million, of whom about a million are medical rejects.