HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 c575
63. Mr. Cooper-Key

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will cease calling up men from the fishing industry for National Service; and, if not, whether he will see that these men are given the option of joining the R.N.

Mr. Isaacs

No, Sir. The men concerned are called up only when it has been decided after consultation with the district inspector of fisheries or district fisheries officer that they are no longer required in the industry. Most of them express a Navy preference, but those who are below the minimum standard for entry into the Navy, are called up for service in the Army.