§ 63. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Minister of Labour how many young men due for military service have been granted postponement of service during the last two years in order to complete their industrial training or academic studies; how many young men have been granted exemption from national service because of the nature of their employment; and how many have been exempted, rejected or discharged on grounds of ill-health or disability.
§ Sir W. Monckton
The reply is as follows:
Year Estimated numbers of men Granted deferment of call-up in order to complete their industrial training or academic studies Granted deferment or suspension of call-up because of nature of their employment Rejected on grounds of ill-health or disability (1) (2) (3) (4) 1952 100,000 25,000 45,000 1953 92,000 26,000 41,000
Counts of the numbers of current deferments are taken twice yearly (see table on page 384 of Ministry of Labour Gazette for November, 1953).
Questions about the numbers discharged from Her Majesty's Forces on grounds of ill-health or disability should be addressed to the Service Departments.