§ Sir A. Bossom
asked the Minister of Labour if he will consider a return to the system of general deferment of agricultural workers for this year.123W
§ Sir W. Monckton
No. The difficulties caused to farmers this year by bad weather have been specially recognised by the suspension until 14th May of the call-up of agricultural workers. I am discussing with my right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries the arrangements for the suspension of call-up during the harvest period later in the year.