HC Deb 05 December 1939 vol 355 c491W
Mr. Dobbie

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that certain employers are dismissing young men who have been called for attestation in the 20 to 22 years of age group; what steps the Government are taking to deal with such employers; and what redress have these young men?

Mr. E. Brown

I have made regulations under the National Service (Armed Forces) Act, 1939, which provide that employés shall not be discharged by reason of their liability to be called up for military service, and action can be taken by an emploé, or on his behalf, against an employer who has contravened these provisions. My information does not indicate that employers generally are seeking to avoid thair obligations under the Act, but if the hon. Member would care to send me particulars of any case within his knowledge I will have inquiries made.