HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 cc690-1W
Mrs. Tate

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will institute a complete revision of reserved occupations prior to calling up any men engaged in agriculture?

Mr. Bevin

The Schedule of Reserved Occupations is already under close examination with a view to revision, and I will make an announcement as soon as possible.

Mr. Gledhill

asked the Minister of Labour why the administrative staff of the British Council are reserved at 25 years of age when there are available many older men such as publicity agents and journalists, who could perform the work equally well?

Mr. Bevin

I will consider the matter and write to my hon. Friend.