HC Deb 08 October 1940 vol 365 c288W
Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Labour, whether Auxiliary Fire Service men between the ages of 25 and 30 years are to be called up for military service in the near future or whether they are to be retained in their present jobs where their experience and training are at present of special value to the nation?

Mr. Bevin

Under an arrangement made in June last the men to whom my hon. Friend refers will not, in so far as their services are considered essential for the maintenance of local civil defence schemes, be called up under the National Service (Armed Forces) Act during the present calendar year. The matter will be reviewed towards the end of the year in the light of the situation at that time.