HC Deb 25 November 1948 vol 458 c1409
51. Mr. George Jeger

asked the Minister of Labour what changes it is proposed to make in the present arrangements under which agricultural workers are not called up for service in the Forces.

Mr. Isaacs

The present arrangements, under which the call-up of bona fide agricultural workers is deferred so long as they continue to be satisfactorily employed in that industry, apply to men liable for call-up in 1947 and 1948. It has been decided to continue these arrangements for another year.

Mr. Bramall

Up to what age does an agricultural worker continue to be protected from the call-up after he has left the industry?

Mr. Isaacs

I could not answer that Question without notice.