HC Deb 12 December 1950 vol 482 c146W
105. Mr. Bevins

asked the Minister of Labour the percentage of men posted to His Majesty's Forces from the 1929, 1930, 1931 and 1932 classes, respectively.

Mr. Isaacs

For the 1929 class, 69 per cent.; for the 1930 class, 59 per cent.; for the 1931 class, 51 per cent. These include all postings up to the end of November, 1950. Further postings are being affected as deferments expire. The eventual yield from the 1929 and 1930 classes is likely to be slightly over 70 per cent.; that from the 1931 class will be rather less owing to the improved methods of medical examination. The balance will consist of those medically unfit and of agricultural workers, coal miners and merchant seamen, and men who volunteered for the Regular Forces. Figures for the 1932 class are not yet available.