Reference LAB 6/71
Title Man-power Priority Committee. Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations. 19th meeting
Former Department Reference N.S.8387/57
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, Press Summaries and Publications, Memoranda
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Organisations British Employers' Confederation, British Trades Union Congress, Co-operative associations, General Post Office, 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 voluntary enlistment into the armed forces; and the reservation situation of certain occupations, including the age of reservation and the deferment of conscription. These occupations include sheet-metal workers, aircraft metal fitters, fabric hands, and riggers; Post Office manipulative supervising officers; spreaders, sanders, and "latex cement" producers; paint, varnish, and cellulose lacquer manufacturers; boilermaker labourers; refractories' industry workers; mine, quarry, open pit, and clay hole workers; cast-stone and cast-concrete producers; scrap-metal workers; non-metal waste reclaimers; slag industry workers; livestock slaughterers and gut-cleaners; animal-feed manufacturers; sherardising workers; civil servants; laboratory assistants; technicians; Harris Tweed weavers; storekeepers; and agricultural machinery maintenance and service mechanics. Documents in the file include press notices from the Ministry of Labour concerning reserved occupations and protected work; and notes for the guidance of the press.


administration, age of conscription, age of reservation, agriculture, aircraft, airfields, animal feed, cereals, civil service, coal, communications, conscription, construction, construction materials, dockyards, employment, engineering, factories, food processing, food supplies, freight shipping, fuel, gas, hot water, industrial equipment, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, infrastructure, iron, labour shortages, labour supply, livestock, meat, metals, milling, miners, mining, natural resources, newspapers, office workers, oil, postal communications, public health, publicity, quarrying, raw materials, recruitment, reserved occupations, salvage, sanitation, science, skilled labour, steel, telecommunications, telegraphic communications, telephonic communications, textiles, tin, vegetable oil, vocational training, volunteers, wastage, wool

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