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National Service (Call-Up)

Volume 643: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1961

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asked the Minister of Labour how many men are still liable to call-up for National Service, and in what ages or categories.

pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT; 26th June, 1961, Val. 643, c. 17] supplied the following:—The men still legally liable under the National Service Acts fall, with few

exceptions, into one of three categories:—

  • 1. Men who have been medically examined and found unfit for service.
  • 2. Men who were granted deferment of call up
  • (a) Indefinitely (e.g. underground coalminers, agricultural workers).
  • (b) As students, apprentices or trainees. It was announced in December, 1959, that men whose deferment for training or study ended on or after 1st June, 1960, would not be called for medical examination.
  • 3. Men born between 1st October, 1939, and 31st December, 1940. These men were not called upon to register.