Reference LAB 6/62
Title Man-power Priority Committee. Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations. 11th meeting
Former Department Reference N.S.8387/44
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
Organisations Air Raid Precautions, Auxiliary Territorial Service, Man Power (Priority) Sub-Committee, Royal Air Force, Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations


A file of documents relating to the reservation of occupations. Subjects discussed in the file include recruitment and volunteering for the Auxiliary Territorial Service; the supply of service tradesmen; the postponement of the raising of the age of reservation for seed crushers from twenty-five years to thirty years; and the situation of electroplaters, cooks, printing-ink manufacturers, food retailers, hair manufacturers, cycle and motorcycle repairers and mechanics, insoluble pigment manufacturers, managers in the wholesale and retail of agricultural seeds and requisites, and clockmakers. Other subjects covered include the deferment of the calling-up of members of the A.R.P. decontamination squads, full-time paid A.R.P. wardens, and rescue and stretcher parties; the ages of reservation for certain occupations in the wire-weaving and cement industries; objections to raising the ages of reservation for certain occupations; a proposal to de-reserve housepainters and decorators; and the reservation of accountants.


administration, age of conscription, age of reservation, agricultural equipment, agricultural production, agriculture, aircraft, air-raid precautions, air-raid wardens, animal feed, bicycles, cereals, coal, conscription, construction, construction materials, consumer goods, distribution, electricity, employment, engineering, factories, fertilisers, financial services, first aid, food preparation, food processing, food supplies, fruit, fuel, healthcare, hostels, housing, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, labour shortages, labour supply, local authorities, medical supplies, milling, motor vehicles, motorcycles, oil, paper, preserves, printing, public health, recruitment, repair, rescue, reserved occupations, restaurants, retail, seeds, skilled labour, textiles, vegetable oil, vegetables, volunteers, wholesale

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