§ 26. Mr. Swingler
asked the Minister of Labour the total number of men called up for military service during 1946; and the estimated numbers to be called up during 1947 and 1948, respectively.
§ Mr. Isaacs
The number of men called up for military service in 1946 was 260,000. The estimated number to be called up in 1947 is 175,000 and according to present estimates, a similar number is likely to become available in 1948.
§ Mr. Swingler
Will the Minister now state what possible factors would prevent men called up before 1st January being released before those called up after 1st January?