Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort. – in the House of Commons on 21st May 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

asked the Minister of Labour whether has attention has been drawn to the inconvenience felt by workers from the scarcity of hairdressers still in business; and can he arrange for some relief?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

I have withdrawn women from hairdressing only in accordance with the terms agreed with the Central Advisory Panel, on which hairdressing is represented. Male hairdressers who are liable under the National Service Acts may have their calling up deferred on application to the district man-power boards in appropriate cases.

Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

Who are the more important, hairdressers or sweeps? Sweeps have been called up.

Photo of Mr Herbert Williams Mr Herbert Williams , Croydon South

Has my right hon. Friend considered the recent report of a committee on the risk of infestation among those in the Services? Is he bearing that in mind?