HC Deb 09 December 1943 vol 395 c1105
2. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will publish an up-to-date list of the Orders which have been issued by his Department since the outbreak of war registering persons for entry into the Forces and Industry separately, giving the dates of such Orders, the ages of the persons involved, male and female, respectively, stating the purposes for which they were registered and the numbers who actually registered in each case?

Mr. Bevin

No, Sir. I am not aware that there is any general demand for a publication of this kind, and it would not be in the public interest to publish some of the information asked for.

Mr. Davies

Can my right hon. Friend tell me how he arrived at the conclusion that there is no general demand?

Mr. Bevin

The only communication I have had from the whole of the country for it is in the hon. Member's Question.