HC Deb 16 January 1940 vol 356 c14
16. Mr. Dobbie

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the inconvenience caused to many young men in the railway and other services who are working a long way from home, by the short allowance of time, when they are called to the Colours after having attested; and will he consider making the notice to report for service seven days instead of three days?

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Ernest Brown)

I have been asked to reply. I have received no representations from men in the railway or other transport services on this matter. The National Service (Armed Forces) Act requires at least three days notice to be given to men to report for service, but the general practice hitherto has been to give not less that six days and I hope it may be possible to continue to do so.

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