HC Deb 07 June 1945 vol 411 cc1049-50
10. Major Nield

asked the Minister of Labour if he has, or proposes any scheme for calling for volunteers from among graded men, munition workers and others who have been kept in the United Kingdom to help in the occupying and policing of areas abroad so as to relieve some of those who have served for substantial periods overseas.

Mr. Butler

It is already open to men and women to volunteer for service in the Armed Forces subject to the current rules relating to reservation and deferment, and to the age-limits laid down by the Services.

20. Mr. McEntee

asked the Minister of Labour if suitable trained members of the Home Guard who can be spared from industry and are willing to volunteer for police or guard duties overseas will be accepted for such work and thus relieve some of the men who have long overseas service and desire to return home.

Mr. Butler

Such men will be accepted as volunteers in so far as they comply with the normal conditions for recruitment and are available for normal duties.

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