§ 3. Mr. Evelyn Walkden
asked the Minister of Labour how many artistes have been excused call-up under the Military Service Act or the National Registration Act by reason of employment with the Entertainments National Service Association?
§ Mr. Bevin
Three hundred and twenty-one men have been granted deferment of their calling up for Military Service because of their employment with the Entertainments National Service Association. I have no statistics as to the results of interviews of employees of the Entertainments National Service Association registered under the Registration for Employment Order.
§ Mr. Walkden
Can we have, at a later date, the classification or groups—whether these artistes are actors, actresses, variety artistes, or what particular branch of the profession they belong to?
§ Mr. Bellenger
Is the Minister aware that the impression is often created both by E.N.S.A. people, and also by some of his own officers in Employment Exchanges, that those who do accept appoint- 1230 ments with E.N.S.A. can be excused from calling-up?