HC Deb 26 February 1942 vol 378 cc367-8W
Colonel Carver

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the difficulties involved by the de-reservation of saddlers at 35 years of age; and whether, in view of the increased activity of agriculture with the consequential great demand for skilled work in connection with harness, he will take steps to ensure that key men are not withdrawn unless it is possible to replace them?

Mr. Bevin

Provision is already made for the deferment of the calling up of any saddlers below the age of reservation whose services are regarded by the War Agricultural Executive Committee as necessary for agriculture.