HC Deb 23 January 1941 vol 368 c307W
Major Braithwaite

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider the calling up of men who are retired, and others of no fixed occupation, who are physically fit, between the ages of 36 and 55 for service on the land until their services are required for mi[...]itary service?

Mr. Bevin

As I stated in the Debate on Tuesday last, I intend to take steps, by voluntary means, or by Registration if necessary, to obtain the additional labour required for essential national work on the land or elsewhere.