§ Lieut.-Colonel Corbett
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many applications for Class B release had been received by the Shropshire W.A.E.C. before 1st January, 1946, and how many releases had been granted, the figures to include releases under the original scheme for agricultural specialists and not to take account of the bulk releases announced before and after Christmas.
§ Mr. T. Williams
One hundred and thirty-five applications under the Class B individual specialists scheme were received by the Shropshire War Agricultural Executive Committee before 1st January, 1946. Of 34 cases supported by the Committee 21 were recommended by my Department to the appropriate authorities, who have approved release in 15 cases, and refused four. Decisions in the remaining two cases are outstanding.