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Z Reservists (Exemptions And Deferments)

Volume 499: debated on Tuesday 22 April 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for War the total number of exemptions and deferments, respectively, in the Z training scheme granted this year, at the latest available date.

Twenty-three thousand one hundred and twenty-four Z reservists have been granted exemption from this year's training and the training dates of 2,389 reservists have been changed.

Is my hon. Friend able to say what percentage of the total call-up these figures represent?

The total call-up is in the region of 243,000. My hon. and gallant Friend can work it out for himself: it comes to about 10 per cent.