§ 30. Mr. WATT
asked the Minister of National Service whether young men of twenty-nine and thirty of military fitness are being exempted for the reason that they are in charge of drapery and fancy goods departments of warehouses; and, if so, is he aware that men of forty-seven to fifty years, married and in some cases with young families, can readily be got with knowledge of such trades, and, in any case, discharged soldiers who have done their share of the fighting could be got with such knowledge?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of NATIONAL SERVICE (Mr. Beck)
Exemptions of the kind referred to by my hon. Friend, as far as they exist, have been granted by tribunals after inquiry into the circumstances of each case. Such exemptions constantly come under review, and in all such cases National Service representatives bring to the notice of tribunals relevant facts of the kind indicated by my hon. Friend.
§ Sir H. CRAIK
On the question of reference to the Ministry of National Service, are these cases reviewed by some body superior to the tribunal?