HC Deb 20 May 1943 vol 389 cc1211-2
4. Mr. Butcher

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will now arrange for suitable young men who volunteer to serve with the Royal Navy to be accepted, notwithstanding the fact that they may be employed as farm workers or farmers?

Mr. Bevin

On the application of the appropriate Service Department, the restriction on the voluntary enlistment of a farmer or farm worker may be waived. as it may in the case of persons engaged in other industries, if it appears, after consultation with the Government Departments concerned, that this is in the national interest.

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