Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)
Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):
Answering the last question first, no change is contemplated at the moment in the call-ups under the National Resources Mobilization Act. As I indicated when my estimates were before the house, we have a staff who are continually combing the industrial and commercial structure of the country for additional recruits for the army, and we have in motion also a policy of direction, transferring men from less essential to more essential industries. That is going on continuously. It is a day to day administrative policy. As regards the question of additional compulsory transfers, that has not been finalized at the moment, and I do not think I can go further than that at present.
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