E.N.S.A. Employees

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort – in the House of Commons on 27th April 1944.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

asked the Minister of Labour the number of men and women, respectively, deferred from military or other national service on account of work for E.N.S.A. and in receipt of salaries from N.A.A.F.I. or E.N.S.A. funds; the numbers so salaried who are allowed to be otherwise gainfully employed in addition; and the numbers deferred in full-time E.N.S.A. employment.

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

Five hundred and twenty-three men of military age and 677 women, born between 1918 and 1924 inclusive, are deferred or retained for salaried work with E.N.S.A. Two of the men concerned are, for special reasons, allowed to be otherwise gainfully employed in addition: all the remaining men and women deferred or retained are engaged in full-time work for E.N.S.A. In addition to the above, there is a number, not easily ascertainable, of men and women in the older age groups retained as artistes and for clerical and administrative work with E.N.S.A.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Am I to gather that the number in the last category to which my right hon. Friend refers, is not easily ascertainable?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

Yes, that is what I said.