§ Sir A. Bossom
asked the Minister of Labour the number of applications from Kent for deferment of National Service for agricultural reasons during 1955 and the number granted; and what proportion the successful applications over the whole of England and Wales bear to the total number of applications made.
§ Mr. Carr
The number of valid applications for the deferment of agricultural workers dealt with by the National Service Deferment Board at Maidstone during 1955 was 105 of which 81 (77 per cent.) were allowed. The corresponding figures for England and Wales are 8,826 and 8,213 (93 per cent.) respectively.138W