§ Mr. Nutting
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will arrange with the Service Departments to allow at least 14 47W days to elapse between medical inspection and reporting for duty of National Service men in order to minimise the difficulties of replacement for employers.
§ Mr. Bevan
Save in exceptional cases, more than 14 days elapses at present. Under Section 9 (1) of the National Service Act, 1948, an enlistment notice, which may not be issued until after medical examination, shall not require the person upon whom it is served to present himself on a day earlier than the 14th day after the date of the service of the notice or such earlier day as may be determined at his request.