HC Deb 27 March 1941 vol 370 c715W
Sir J. Mellor

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in revising the Schedule of Reserved Occupations, he will give consideration to the increase in the necessary work of laundries which will result from the calling-up for National Service of women who normally wash for their households?

Mr. Bevin

All relevant factors, including that mentioned by my hon. Friend, are receiving consideration.

Mr. Boyce

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will take steps to give further publicity to the desire of the Government that young women should not give up their present employment, or transfer to what they consider more essential occupations, in anticipation of being called up for National Service?

Mr. Bevin

Yes, Sir. It is very desirable that young women should not give up their present employment without first consulting the Employment Exchange. The scheme of registration of young women is so designed as to leave those who arc already employed in a useful capacity in their present work so far as national requirements permit.