Reference LAB 6/73
Title Man-power Priority Committee. Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations. 21st meeting
Former Department Reference N.S.8387/59
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 cancellation of the deferment of men under the age of twenty-five years in certain occupations. Subjects discussed in the file include exclusions from the cancellation of deferment; and changes to the planned deferment cancellations. The affected occupations mainly encompass the heavy and allied industries, and skilled industries. Documents in the file include extensive lists of the occupations eligible for the continuation of deferment; lists of the occupations subject to special schemes, including civil servants, rural craftsmen, pharmacists, and all occupations in coalmining; and lists of occupations connected to the building industry, for which deferment may continue until a review on the position of the National Building Programme. Other documents include lists of occupations for which deferment will expire under the decision of the Chairman of the Manpower Committee; and summaries of observations by government departments on the deferment cancellation proposal.


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