HC Deb 08 May 1952 vol 500 c59W
81. Mr. Donnelly

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will make arrangements by which it would be possible for those persons engaged in vegetable growing, horticulture and who are liable for National Service to have their call-up deferred during the spring and summer months.

Sir W. Monckton

I have already announced that the calling-up of agricultural workers in England and Wales will be suspended during the main harvest months of September, October and the first half of November. That represents a considerable easement at the most difficult part of the year, and I could not extend it to the spring and summer months.