HC Deb 07 April 1955 vol 539 cc122-3W
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.

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.