HC Deb 15 July 1946 vol 425 c164W
119. Sir G. Fox

asked the Minister of Labour why Mr. A. A. Evans, of Roundhill Farm, Tusmore, Oxfordshire, aged 24, joint partner in the farm, has received a calling-up notice for 18th July, just before harvest; and if this is in accordance with his undertaking to the House.

Mr. Ness Edwards:

This man was employed as a works manager in a factory at Wolverhampton. When called up in 1944, he expressed a wish to be employed in coalmining as an alternative to service in the Forces. His enlistment notice was accordingly cancelled to enable him to accept this employment. Within a few months he left that employment without permission and went into partnership on a farm. He is not entitled to deferment as an agricultural worker.