HC Deb 20 February 1941 vol 369 c276
6. Mr. Salt

asked the Minister of Labour the age of reservation for British Broad casting Company employés; and how many men below that ago have been given exemption?

Mr. Bevin

Members of the administrative and executive staff of the British Broadcasting Corporation are reserved at and above the age of 30. The remainder of the staff are not reserved unless they are employed in some skilled occupation shown separately in the Schedule of Reserved Occupations. Temporary deferment has been granted to 95 members of the staff under the age of 30, and applications for deferment in respect of a further 40 are at present under consideration.

Mr. Salt

Can my right hon. Friend state whether men registered for military service are taken by the B.B.C. and then given exemption?

Mr. Bevin

I am not aware of that.