HC Deb 09 July 1942 vol 381 c963W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that there is much avoidable waste, both of time and paper, in the procedure adopted by the Ministry in the calling up of men for service in the Home Guard; and whether he will take measures accordingly?

Mr. Bevin

I presume that my hon. Friend refers to the inquiries addressed to the man and his employer in order to ascertain his domestic circumstances, the work on which he is employed and any Civil Defence duties on which he may be already engaged. These inquiries cannot be dispensed with and necessarily involve a considerable expenditure of time and paper. I am at present considering whether the procedure can be simplified and if my hon. Friend has any suggestions to make for this purpose I shall be glad to consider them.