§ 91 and 92. Mr. G. TERRELL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) the number of the men of military age employed in the offices of the Surveyors of Taxes in the Metropolitan area who have been granted, on the grounds of indispensability, certificates of exemption from military service; whether the list of exemptions contains a number of youths between the ages of nineteen and twenty; and (2) how many men of military age employed in the office of the Surveyor of Taxes at Carlisle have, on the grounds of indispensability, been exempted from military service; and whether among the number one is a youth not exceeding nineteen years of age?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. McKenna)
The number asked for in the first part of Question 91 is 427. Of this number 141 are between the ages of eighteen and twenty. The number of men of military age employed in the offices of the two Carlisle districts is seven. Of these three are between the ages of nineteen and twenty. I may remind the hon. Member that the question of the extent to which it may be possible for Government Departments to release further men for military service is under the consideration of the Man-Power Distribution Board, of which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for India is chairman.