§ Mr. Patrick Maitland
asked the Minister of Labour how many agricultural and horticultural workers, respectively, in the county of Lanark, registered for National Service during 1951, 1952 and 1953, respectively, under the National Service Acts; how many cases of either category were referred to the advisory panel; how many were granted deferment; and how many were called up.157W
§ Mr. Watkinson
There are no separate figures available relating to horticultural workers who, if they are employed on food production, are treated in exactly the same way as agricultural workers.
I regret that information is not available as to the number of agricultural
Year Number of cases referred to advisory panels Number of cases allowed deferment First applications Applications for extension First applications Applications for extension* (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) 1951 … … 56 — 44 — 1952 … … 123 12 106 57 1953 … … 112 21 94 143 * The figures in column (5) include those cases referred to an advisory panel (column (3)) Applications forextension of deferment can be granted by a National Service deferment board without reference to a panel.