HC Deb 09 October 1945 vol 414 c19
38. Mr. E. L. Gandar Dower

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will regard apprentices indentured to aircraft firms before the age of 16, for the purpose of studying for the Air Registration Board's examination to qualify as licensed ground engineers, as exempt from call-up in view of the fact that such a licence is the only one recognised by the Air Ministry as qualifying the holder to certify the safety of aircraft and engines for flight.

Mr. Isaacs

If the hon. Member would let me have particulars of any individual cases that he has in mind I would consider whether they satisfy the conditions under which apprentices are deferred as such, and, if not, whether there are other grounds that would justify deferring their call-up.