Reference LAB 6/69
Title Man-power Priority Committee. Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations. 18th meeting
Former Department Reference N.S.8387/55
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 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 labour in the brick industry; the reservation of bricklayers; the cancellation of deferment for bricklayers; and the reservation status of other occupations, including their ages of reservation. These occupations include boot and shoe repairers; peat-moss litter industry workers; the works police at the Kynoch Works of I.C.I. Metals Limited; flour millers; milk-processors, including butter- and cheese-makers; wholesale textile distributors; knitters of fine-gauge full-fashioned hosiery; canvas and canvas goods manufacturers; wood-heel manufacturers; abrasive paper and cloth manufacturers; and fitter-erectors employed on pumps. Other subjects covered include the cancellation of deferment for men under twenty-five years of age; future meetings on reservation policy; and the ages of reservation of sheet-metal workers, aircraft metal fitters, fabric hands and riggers, hay trussers not on agricultural work, sugar-beet refiners, and coffin-makers.


administration, age of conscription, age of reservation, agricultural production, agriculture, aircraft, animal feed, beets, burials, butter, cereals, cheese, clothing, conscription, construction, construction materials, cream, dairy, distribution, employment, factories, flour, food processing, food supplies, industrial equipment, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, labour shortages, labour supply, metals, milk, milling, police, potatoes, recruitment, repair, reserved occupations, skilled labour, sugar, textiles, timber, vegetables, wholesale, winter

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