Reference LAB 6/63
Title Man-power Priority Committee. Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations. 12th meeting
Former Department Reference N.S.8387/45
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 British Employers' Confederation, British Trades Union Congress, Man Power (Priority) Sub-Committee, Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations


A file of documents relating to the reservation of occupations. Subjects discussed in the file include the withdrawal of the reservation of postgraduate engineering students; the reservation status of accountants, workers in the newspaper and periodical industry, hairdressers, and cast-stone and cast-concrete producers; the deferment of the calling-up of men recently registered for National Service; and amendments to the ages of reservation for certain occupations. These occupations include iron and steel moulders and founders; workers in the paper, board, and container trades; wool and worsted textile trade workers; clog-makers and -repairers; typewriter and office supply manufacturers; meat processers and preservers; fish curers and preservers; and jam and preserve producers. Other occupations discussed include rubber-stamp makers; sugar confectionary makers; photogravure supply makers; retail offal traders; glass-cutters; baryte miners; wholesale distributers of grain for domestic consumption; match manufacturers; and asbestos openers, spinners, and weavers.


administration, age of conscription, age of reservation, agricultural production, agriculture, canning, cereals, civil consumption, clothing, confectionary, conscription, construction, construction materials, copper, distribution, employment, engineering, factories, financial services, fish, food processing, food supplies, fruit, gold, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, iron, labour shortages, labour supply, meat, metals, miners, mining, natural resources, newspapers, offal, paper, periodicals, preserves, quarrying, raw materials, recruitment, repair, reserved occupations, retail, skilled labour, steel, students, sugar, textiles, universities, wholesale, wool

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