HC Deb 13 February 1945 vol 408 cc61-2W
Mr. Leslie

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the shortage of printing operatives to assist in the printing of electoral registers, consent will be given for the temporary release of printers' operatives in the home service for the period required for the printing of the electoral register.

Sir J. Grigg

The Ministry of Labour and the three Services are now considering the temporary release of a number of printers for this purpose but I cannot say now how many it will be possible to release.