HC Deb 05 December 1939 vol 355 cc491-2W
Mr. A. Gibson

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is now in a position to make a statement regarding the case of Mr. Donald Sutherland, C. R. No. 52434?

Mr. E. Brown

Mr. Donald Sutherland has been interviewed by an officer of my Department. It has been ascertained that his employment as a journalist was not as a member of an editorial staff, as had previously been understood, and that accordingly he is not covered by the Schedule of Reserved Occupations. The position has been explained to him and he has been informed that as far as the Schedule is concerned there is now no obstacle to his joining the Army. I should add that registration in the Central Register does not preclude anyone from joining His Majesty's Forces.

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