HC Deb 17 October 1950 vol 478 c1855
7. Mr. Bevins

asked the Minister of Labour what steps he proposes to take, in supplement of his check of Z Reservists, to check on those who are not Reservists of any kind, but may be fit for military service.

Mr. Isaacs

The check of the addresses and occupations of Z Reservists is designed to assist the Services to recall quickly such of these trained men as might be required in an emergency. The call-up of further untrained men in an emergency is an entirely different matter for which a current check of their addresses and occupations is not required.

Mr. Bevins

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any check of non-reservists has in fact taken place? If not, does he not think that it would be a good thing to allay the irritation that exists on the part of Z Reservists by making the position clearer?

Mr. Isaacs

I have no evidence of such irritation. If the hon. Member cares to give me particulars, I shall be glad to look into them.

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