Reference LAB 6/86
Title Man-power Priority Committee. 8th meeting
Former Department Reference N.S.8387/40
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 Memoranda, Meeting Minutes
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Organisations Man Power (Priority) Sub-Committee, Royal Air Force


A file of documents relating to the supply of labour for industry and the armed forces. Subjects discussed in the file include the national importance of coke ovens and tar distillation; new procedures for the deferment of the calling-up of men under the National Service (Armed Forces) Act; the terms of reference for investigators in relation to the demands for service tradesmen; and the supply of service tradesmen, with detail of the cancellation of deferments. Other subjects discussed include the deferment procedure, including the timetable of the transition to the new procedure, classes to which special procedures apply, and the principles underlying deferment decisions. Documents in the file include application forms for the deferment of men called up for service in the forces, including temporary deferment, the postponement of conscription, deferment by the Ministry of Labour, and the postponement of calling-up by hardship tribunals.


administration, age of conscription, alcoholic spirits, Beveridge Report, civil defence, coal, coke, conscription, construction, construction materials, distilling, employment, exports, factories, industrial equipment, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, labour shortages, labour supply, law, oil products, overseas trade, poverty, recruitment, reserved occupations, skilled labour, tribunals

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