HC Deb 18 June 1951 vol 489 cc18-9W
Mr. Hollis

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Mr. Giddings, Crookwood Farm, Portend, Devizes, conducts a one-man farm; what regard was had to his civilian occupation in deciding his call-up as a Class Z reservist; and for what reason his Department decided on 10th May that exemption could not be granted to him.

Mr. Strachey:

Inquiries have shown that Mr. Giddings is assisted in running his widowed mother's farm by his brother and the brother's son. He was made available for training in 1951 by the Ministry of Labour, and his appeal against recall has been refused on the grounds that alternative arrangements could be made for a short period of 15 days and that no undue hardship was involved.