51. Mr. Lee
asked the Minister of Labour by what amount he anticipates that the number of deferments of military 81W service will be increased during the next three years as a result of the regulations laid before Parliament on 12th February. 1957.
§ Mr. Carr
As my right hon. Friend indicated in his statement on 12th February, his intention in amending the Postponement Regulations was to liberalise their operation, but he cannot anticipate how many men will apply for postponement or what effect the revised Regulations will have on the number of men whose call up is postponed on grounds of exceptional hardship.