HC Deb 21 November 1939 vol 353 cc1018-9
66. Mr. Boothby

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make arrangements for agricultural workers between the ages of 18 and 20, who are indispensable for the efficient working of farms, to be released at the earliest opportunity?

Mr. Colville

All requests submitted to me for release from the Forces of workers, irrespective of age, on the grounds that they are indispensable for agriculture are carefully investigated. In appropriate cases, recommendations for permanent or temporary release are made to the Service Department concerned, with whom, as my hon. Friend will appreciate, the final decision in each case must rest.