Reference LAB 6/54
Title Man-power Priority Committee. Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations. 20th meeting
Former Department Reference N.S.8387/23
Government Department Ministry of Labour and National Service
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence, Industry and Infrastructure
Subthemes Reserved occupations, Conscription, Labour supply and relations
Document Types Meeting Minutes, Official Correspondence, Memoranda
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations London
Organisations Air Council, Air Ministry, Auxiliary Coastguard, Local Education Authorities, Man Power (Priority) Sub-Committee, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations


A file of documents relating to the reservation of occupations. Subjects covered in the file include a proposal for the deferment of the conscription of physical training instructors who train male youths; the deferment of civil servants from conscription; the age of reservation for certain occupations; requests by the Air Ministry for the waiver of conscription for certain professionals, including a cartoon film producer, an electrician, a maintenance worker, a precision fitter, and a moulder; and proposals for the reservation of certain occupations. These occupations include fish-shop managers and owners; hide- and skin-classers; public house managers and licence-holders; organ tuners; professional musicians; metal goods makers; musical instrument makers; carpenters, joiners, and glaziers; office and department managers in London; Auxiliary Coastguards; omnibus and coach drivers; full-time air-raid wardens in London; public utility and road repairers; construction workers and managers; wireless workers; and horse-vehicle drivers.


administration, age of conscription, agriculture, air raids, air-raid precautions, air-raid wardens, amenities, bomb damage, buses, civil defence, civil service, coastal areas, communications, conscription, construction, culture, education, electricity, employment, engineering, factories, film, fish, food preparation, horses, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, infrastructure, labour shortages, labour supply, licensing, livestock, metals, motor vehicles, music, office workers, public houses, public transport, radio, recreation, recruitment, repair, reserved occupations, retail, roads, schools, skilled labour, telecommunications, transportation, youths

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