Reference LAB 6/41
Title Man-power Priority Committee. Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations. 8th meeting
Former Department Reference N.S.8387/7
Government Department Ministry of Labour and National Service
Themes Industry and Infrastructure, Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes Reserved occupations, Conscription
Document Types Meeting Minutes, Memoranda, Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Organisations Agricultural Research Council, Boy Scouts Association, British Army, Man Power (Priority) Sub-Committee, National Council of Social Service, Royal Air Force, Royal Observer Corps, Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations, Territorial Army, War Agricultural Executive Committees


A file containing documents relating to a meeting of the Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations. Documents in the file include multiple drafts of minutes of the meeting; separate lists of the conclusions reached in the meeting; the agenda of the meeting; memoranda prepared by different government departments in preparation for the meeting; and official correspondence on the topics to be covered. Topics covered in the documents include alterations to the age of reservation in a variety of reserved occupations, including the civil service, cinema workers, the paper industry, engineering, and the aircraft industry; the issue of people in reserved occupations who were currently unemployed; statements from representatives of different industries on the proposals; and the need to revise an official pamphlet on conscription and reserved occupations.


age of reservation, aircraft, anti-aircraft defences, cinemas, civil service, conscription, construction, engineering, exports, film, food processing, freight shipping, government committees, healthcare, hospitals, industry, leather, meat, metals, motor vehicles, overseas trade, paper, pottery, publications, reserved occupations, skilled labour, textiles, transportation, unemployment, vermin, volunteers

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