HC Deb 20 February 1941 vol 369 c308W
Mr. Temple Morris

asked the Minister of Agriculture what conditions of enlistment are imposed in the case of members of the Women's Land Army; and whether there is differentiation in respect of their period of service as compared with that laid down for the recognised women's branches of the Fighting Forces?

Mr. Hudson

The function of the Women's Land Army is quite different from that of the women's branches of the Fighting Forces. On enrolment, the volunteers for the Women's Land Army for England and Wales give a promise to hold themselves available for full time service on the land for the period of the war in any part of England or Wales where their services may be required by farmers, and to notify their Women's Land Army county secretary if circumstances arise which prevent their carrying out this promise. Volunteers are placed in employment with individual farmers as their services are required and then bound by the terms of their employment with the farmer in the same way as any other agricultural worker.

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