§ 50. Mr. G. Jeger
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will review the system of call-up for Z Reserve training, so as to ensure that key craftsmen in the building industry are exempted and the building programme is not upset.
§ Mr. J. R. H. Hutchison
No. The period of training is only 15 days and the long notice given should enable most employers in building and other industries to make arrangements to avoid a dislocation. In addition, representations in individual cases in which exceptional8W difficulty may arise, such as when several key workers have been called up for training over the same period, are considered sympathetically on their merits.
§ Mr. Swingler
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will grant automatic deferment of call-up until the day after polling day to Z reservists who are nominated as candidates in the local government elections.