HC Deb 23 October 1945 vol 414 c1943W
Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Minister of Labour how many boys have, on call-up, opted for the mines in preference to the Services since the ballot was abolished in May.

Mr. Ness Edwards

The number of young men registered under the National Service Acts since May, 1945, who have opted for underground coalmining employment is approximately 900.