Reference LAB 6/67
Title Man-power Priority Committee. Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations. 16th meeting
Former Department Reference N.S.8387/50
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 Auxiliary Fire Service, Man Power (Priority) Sub-Committee, Royal Air Force, Royal Observer Corps, 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 classes of part-time occupations for which the deferment of calling-up has been granted; and the reservation situation of certain occupations, including the ages of reservation. These occupations include railway clerks; dry-cleaners and dyers; wholesale drug traders; housepainters and decorators; Harris Tweed weavers; thread manufacturers; coir matting manufacturers; canvas hosepipe manufacturers; flock manufacturers; boot and shoe repairers; sheet-metal workers; aircraft metal fitters; fabric hands and riggers; part-time members of the Observer Corps; maltsters and malt-house workers; and slag industry workers. Other subjects covered include the deferment of the calling-up of unreserved workers in the construction trades who are employed on Royal Air Force stations; and the supply of motor drivers and mechanics to the Auxiliary Fire Services.


administration, age of conscription, age of reservation, agriculture, aircraft, air-raid precautions, alcohol, brewing, civil defence, clothing, coastal areas, conscription, construction, construction materials, cotton, decontamination, employment, engineering, factories, fire services, food supplies, housing, industrial equipment, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, infrastructure, labour shortages, labour supply, laundry, livestock, malting, meat, medical supplies, metals, motor vehicles, natural resources, part-time employment, public transport, quarrying, railways, recruitment, repair, reserved occupations, skilled labour, textiles, transportation, wholesale, wool

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