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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons on 8th September 1942.

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Photo of Sir Robert Bird Sir Robert Bird , Wolverhampton West

Is the right hon. Gentleman that in the case of one of the leading companies one-third of the agents are engaged only in their spare time and are already otherwise fully employed on war work, and therefore they cannot be reckoned as not making a contribution to the national effort, and that the remaining two-thirds consist of military rejects and males of 60 to 70 years of age?