HC Deb 10 April 1941 vol 370 c1666
2. Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

asked the Minister of Labour the position of the members of the Mechanised Transport Corps as regards registration; whether it is taken into account that many of them have already been serving since the out break of war in France and elsewhere overseas, mostly in a voluntary capacity; and whether it is proposed to take those serving at home away from their present work?

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Ernest Bevin)

Members of this Corps are required to register when their age group is called upon to register. Arrangements are being made under which women who are doing full-time voluntary work which is of importance to the war effort, and in which they cannot reasonably be replaced by older women, will not be called upon to take other work.

Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

Does my right hon. Friend, when he speaks of voluntary work, include the work of persons in this Corps who are paid?

Mr. Bevin

If they are enrolled in the Corps and are at present under pay, it does not touch them.