HC Deb 18 December 1945 vol 417 cc1285-6W
Major Beamish

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give an assurance that until the labour situation is improved, no more men will be called up for the Services who are the owners of one-man businesses, if the future of such businesses is thereby imperilled.

Mr. Isaacs

The withdrawal of owners of one-man businesses for the Armed Forces must continue but subject to the normal safeguards with regard both to the national importance of their work and to considerations of personal hardship. Under the National Service (Postponement Certificates) Regulations a man who has business responsibilities and interests would be entitled to postponement if the circumstances were such that the business concerned could not be carried on in his absence unless and until alternative arrangements had been made, and that such arrangements could not be made immediately.

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