Reference LAB 6/76
Title Man-power Priority Committee. Sub-Committee on the Schedule of Reserved Occupations. 1st meeting
Former Department Reference N.S.8387/67
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, 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 the modification of the arrangements for the calling-up of young men in the munitions industry and other sectors. These modifications cover the men eligible to be posted to the forces as service tradesmen; the arrangements for the deferment of men in certain occupations, including those involved in works of national importance, those with exceptional skills, and those involved in public utility work; additions to the list of vital war occupations; the exclusion of certain clerical and ancillary workers from the blanket calling-up of munitions industry workers; the Reserved Occupation Sub-Committee's cooperation with the Ministry of Labour to secure the release of men who could be used for work of national importance; the ages of reservation of certain occupations; and amendments to the occupations eligible for conscription.


administration, age of conscription, age of reservation, coal, conscription, construction, construction materials, dockyards, electricity, employment, factories, fuel, furnishings, gas, industrial equipment, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, iron, labour shortages, labour supply, local authorities, metals, mining, motor vehicles, munitions, munitions industry, photography, recruitment, reserved occupations, skilled labour, water supply

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