87. Air-Commodore Harvey
asked the Minister of Labour, in view of the shortage of wheelwrights and the amount of work they execute for agriculturists, if he will consider exempting them from National Service.
§ Mr. Isaacs
No. There are, however, special arrangements under which deferment of call-up may be granted in the case of wheelwrights or other rural craftsmen living in remote country districts, if there is evidence that withdrawal of their services would seriously interfere with food production.