§ 25. Mr. G. Jeger
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is now prepared to release all ex-miners who undertake to return to the coal industry.
§ Mr. John Hare:
No, Sir. There are already safeguards to prevent men actually working in the mines from being called into the Army against their will.
§ Mr. Hare
Yes, but I think that the hon. Member knows that men who are employed in the mines are not called up against their will, but ex-miners—those who have left the pits—do not enjoy that immunity. If a man is in the Services he must complete the Regular engagement or period of National Service that he has undertaken.