HC Deb 26 May 1939 vol 347 cc2698-9W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether in view of the large number of persons in the country at the present time who are anxious to participate in some form of National Service, but who are unable to ascertain in what capacity they can most usefully serve, he will consider the desirability of opening an information bureau in London and in each of the principal cities of the country, with a view to supplying official information to supplement that already given in the National Service Handbook, and in the Press from time to time?

Mr. E. Brown

I have been asked to reply. The supply of information for persons who are anxious to participate in National Service but are uncertain in what capacity they can most usefully do so is a matter in the first instance for the National Service Committees established in each locality. In London, a Central Information and Recruiting Bureau has been in operation experimentally for the past five weeks; and National Service Committees have recently been invited to consider whether similar bureaux might usefully be opened in their respective localities.