HC Deb 24 April 1941 vol 371 c265W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister of Labour, what methods are adopted by officers of employment exchanges to carry out the exception provisions under 1941, No. 368, Registration for Employment, especially in relation to mental defectives?

Mr. Bevin

The notices calling upon people to register under the Registration for Employment Order set out clearly the categories of persons who are excepted by the Order from liability to register, and the Employment Exchanges would not accept the registration of a person known to be excepted. If a mentally deficient person covered by the statutory exception were to register without disclosure of the facts, the registration would be cancelled on the facts being brought to light by those responsible for his supervision or otherwise.