Periodical, "Socialist Appeal."

Oral Answers to Questions — Military Service. – in the House of Commons on 23rd July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Maurice Petherick Mr Maurice Petherick , Penryn and Falmouth

asked the Minister of Labour how many of those engaged in the publication and distribution of the paper, "Socialist Appeal," are of military age; and why those who are of military age have not been called up or, if unfit, transferred to work of national importance?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

I cannot ascertain that any applications for deferment of military service have been made in this connection.

Photo of Mr Maurice Petherick Mr Maurice Petherick , Penryn and Falmouth

Will the Minister examine the position in view of the reports that men responsible for distributing and publishing this newspaper are of military age? Will he look carefully at the case in view of that?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

If anyone gives me the names of those who are distributing or publishing it I will look into the matter, but I really cannot act on these general statements.