HC Deb 23 July 1941 vol 373 cc906-7W
Sir L. Lyle

asked the Minister of Labour his intentions with regard to the calling up of women; and especially the maximum age likely to be reached?

Mr. Assheton

My right hon. Friend proposes to register women born in the years 1916 to 1910 at intervals during the next five months commencing on 2nd August. While he cannot forecast the maximum age to which it will be necessary to go, as this depends on the progress of the war, the demands for man-power are so heavy that it is very likely that further age-groups beyond these will have to register.