HC Deb 12 June 1956 vol 554 cc16-7W
Mr. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Labour what is the present position in relation to call-up for National Service of the employees of agricultural contractors engaged in food production.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Such men, if born before 1st January, 1933, may have their call-up suspended on the same basis as agricultural workers generally. The position of employees of agricultural contractors born after that date has been under review since the extension of the scope of agricultural deferment in October last, and after consultation with my right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, I have now decided to bring them into line with other agricultural workers.