Reference LAB 6/58
Title Man-power Priority Committee. Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations. 7th meeting
Former Department Reference N.S.8387/38
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 United States of America
Organisations Admiralty, Man Power (Priority) Sub-Committee, Ministry of Supply, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations


A file of documents relating to the reservation of occupations. Subjects discussed in the file include and the reservation and age distribution of the editorial staff of news photography agencies; the age of reservation of tool-room fitters; a proposal to reserve blind-fixers; the reservation of students through compulsory military training or civil defence service; the withdrawal of the reservation of meat porters; and the deferment of the calling-up of fishermen. Other subjects covered include firms in which Ministry of Supply is interested for conscription; the issue of skill and manpower shortages in certain industries due to the conscription of young men; and the cancellation of the reservation of twenty-year-old men in certain occupations, including armourers in aircraft storage units, aero-engine testers and work inspectors, certain colliery workers, fine balance makers, engine testers, coal miners, and skilled artisans engaged on Admiralty work.


administration, age of conscription, age of reservation, aircraft, civil defence, civil defence training, coal, conscription, construction, employment, engineering, fishing, fuel, industrial equipment, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, labour shortages, labour supply, meat, military training, miners, mining, newspapers, office workers, part-time employment, photography, propaganda, recruitment, reserved occupations, skilled labour, students, vocational training, youths

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