HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 c704
16. Mr. R. C. Morrison

asked the Minister of Labour if he can give an assurance that after conclusion of the war with Germany, mining trainees who desired at their call-up to join the fighting services, will have an opportunity of transferring.

Mr. Bevin

No, Sir. So far as I can see at present, it will be necessary to keep these young men in coalmining, but they will not be so retained compulsorily beyond the date at which they would have been released from the Forces if they had been called up.