Reference LAB 6/68
Title Man-power Priority Committee. Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations. 17th meeting
Former Department Reference N.S.8387/53
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, Region 5: London
Locations London
Organisations County Councils, Man Power (Priority) Sub-Committee, 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 temporary deferment of the calling-up of men; and the deferment of the calling-up of men in certain occupations. These include men required for repairs to public utility services and roads and the clearance of debris; men employed on the first-aid repair of bomb-damaged houses in London; men employed on the repair and restoration of the London transport system after air raids; members of the decontamination squads; and men in the cable- and insulant-making industries. Other subjects covered include the reservation situation of glass workers, artificial manure and fertiliser manufacturers, part-time members of the Observer Corps, fish fryers, and tin-plate manufacturers; the ages of reservation of sheet-metal workers, aircraft metal fitters, fabric hands and riggers, and quantity surveyors; and proposals to reserve architectural students and quantity surveying students.


administration, age of conscription, age of reservation, agricultural production, agriculture, air raids, aircraft, air-raid precautions, amenities, architecture, bomb damage, bread, cereals, civil defence, clothing, conscription, construction, construction materials, decontamination, electricity, emergency procedures, employment, factories, fertilisers, first aid, fish, food preparation, food supplies, gas, glass, housing, industrial equipment, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, infrastructure, labour shortages, labour supply, local authorities, metals, part-time employment, public transport, railways, recruitment, repair, reserved occupations, roads, skilled labour, students, surveys, telecommunications, textiles, tin, transportation, water supply, winter

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