§ 51. Mr. RENDALL
asked the right hon. Member for Barnard Castle, as representing the Ministry of National Service, what course a firm of builders should take to secure labour to replace men called up in order to carry out essential works of repair to farm buildings, etc., having regard to the Orders issued by the Director of National Service?
§ Mr. BECK (Vice-Chamberlain of the Household)
My right hon. Friend has requested me to reply to this question. The firm should state their requirements 906 to the National Service Commissioner or to the Director-General of National Service, when the application will be dealt with on its merits. It is proposed to issue instructions to enable such applications to be dealt with locally.
§ Sir TUDOR WALTERS
Is it at all probable that men will be allocated to this builder to enable him to carry on his work?
§ Mr. RENDALL
Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the inconvenience, hardship, and loss caused at present?