Oral Answers to Questions — Fire-Guards (Amending Order).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 4th August 1942.

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Photo of Miss Ellen Wilkinson Miss Ellen Wilkinson , Jarrow

I am afraid it is a bit technical. What we mean is that a lot of people did not for various reasons register on the appointed day. We tried to catch these people under Regulation 29BA, under which any man of these ages could be directed to perform duties. That did not work as well as we thought it would, and the Minister of Labour and the Home Secretary have now agreed to have a supplementary registration. This will catch all those people who should have registered and bring them under the new supplementary Order.