HC Deb 30 June 1955 vol 543 cc495-6
41. Major Anstruther-Gray

asked the Minister of Labour the dates during which the call-up of agricultural workers for the Forces will be suspended in order to help with the harvest.

Sir W. Monckton

After consultation with my right hon. Friends, the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, I have arranged for the call-up of agricultural workers to be suspended for a period of fourteen weeks during this year's harvest time. The dates will vary according to the needs of different areas and I will circulate a table in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The suspension will not, however, operate in the few cases where there are special reasons why call-up should no longer be delayed.

Following is the table:Area and Period