Had all the applications been granted, there would have been very little National Service, and the difficulties we should have been faced with long before today would have been great. The first was during the First World War and the second ran from 1939 to 1960. If a national interest exception is approved, they may travel on either a valid visa or ESTA authorization, as appropriate. In practice, the length of service could vary. § Every industry was anxious for the exemption or deferment of their workers, and particularly of their skilled employees, and it was extremely difficult to distinguish or discriminate between one and the other. I am sorry that was not here to listen to the whole of his speech. But in fact it continually happens that if a man who is of calling-up age ceases to be satisfactory in his service at sea, his papers come through and he is called up in the ordinary way. Such men are protected from call-up only while they are satisfactorily engaged on the work in question, and if they leave it before reaching the age of 26 they become available for call-up. National Insurance Contributions, as all other workers do: % There are 1,200,000 people working over state pension age; % Lots of people stay in the same job, to whom the current exemption comes as an unexpected and unneeded pay rise; % At least £1.5 billion extra National Insurance revenue could be … I want to come now to what may be a solution of this difficult question. 446 Motion was drafted. § I hardly think that it is necessary for me to go in detail into the reasons why these particular categories of job were chosen, but since my noble friend has, in the words of his Motion, particularly drawn attention to the Merchant Service, perhaps I should say a word about that on behalf of Her Majesty's Government. So far as the public are concerned, all they want to be sure of is that the scheme is properly administered, without fear or favour. Even in the most essential activities there was the issue of replaceability. On the one hand we have selected young men The Minister was entirely sympathetic, as one would expect from such a reasonable man. There is one point I must mention. If it were a matter of possessing special skill or knowledge, the reasoning would be perfectly sound, but little attention is paid to that aspect. They also serve who…stand and wait, Also it is not uninteresting to note that when the last war broke out there were about 3,000 stewards who suddenly became redundant, and the majority of those men, because of their knowledge of the sea, were immediately transformed into gunners. 434 This particularly applies when we have full employment, and we all know how hard we have to work to maintain our position. some way, but so must many other industries, occupations and professions. After the end of the Second World War, National Service as peacetime conscription was formalised in the UK by the National Service Act of 1948. and the R.N.R. 437 The GOV.UK proposition helps people in government departments and agencies who need to publish information or services for the public to use. The National Service scheme permits certain individuals whose work is of national importance to carry on with that work and not be called up for duty with the Regular Forces. In this connection I think the Army deserve more credit than some Services, for they have established the Army College of Science for the training of Regular officers so that they can handle the complicated machines which the scientists hand out to them. My Lords, I must say that I am in almost the same difficulty as is the noble Viscount, Lord Hall. The Navy depends upon electronics more and more, and the Army more and more upon its technical developments. The real fact is that the more I went into this question, the more I found out what a small proportion of men join the Mercantile Marine with a view to evading National Service. One Month Extension of Immigrant Visa Medical Examinations. Business travelers, investors, academics, J-1 students, journalists, and treaty traders who have a valid visa in the appropriate class,  an ESTA authorization that was issued prior to PP 9993 or 9996’s effective date, or who are seeking to apply for a visa, and believe they may qualify for a national interest exception should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate before traveling. As I say, I recognise that it is necessary to have National Service and that it should be fairly administered, and that there are these three categories of the population who were exempted in the terms of the original Bill—that is to say, the coalminers who actually work at the face, the agricultural labourers and the Merchant Navy. I hope that the noble Lord will forgive me for saying that he seems to have performed the satisfying and, unfortunately, rather rare feat of putting down a Motion and answering it himself. In that way it was possible to arm marine ships, and indeed, to transfer these men to the Royal Navy, the R.N.V.R. Lest noble Lords opposite should think I am making a plea for boys from what I believe are called the higher income brackets, I hasten to add that most of these highly-trained scientists to whom I have alluded have come up to the universities on State scholarships or the like, and have advanced to their leading positions purely on the strength of their intellectual ability. I am not suggesting for a single moment that total exemption should be granted to these people, but I am asking that the Ministry of Defence and the Service Departments of the Government should consider whether there is any alternative form of service which can be undertaken by these people, so that they will make their contribution—which they should do, as everyone else—in such a form and in such a manner that it will not interfere with their progress and study as much as it does at present. realises, and I think we all do, that it is impossible to classify a seaman in the narrow sense of the word as a man who hauls on ropes or is responsible for navigation or steering the ship, and so on. In UK competition law, exemptions for particular categories of agreement falling within the Chapter I prohibition of the Competition Act 1998, and will be contained in orders made by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) .If an agreement meets the conditions set out in the block exemption it is automatically exempt from the Chapter I prohibition. These three callings are obviously of great national importance. 449 § On the other hand, we have unskilled, often relatively uneducated, lads, only marginally learning to man our merchant ships, and very often learning to do odd jobs in the catering trade, in a floating luxury hotel. In common parlance, perhaps, most people think that a seaman is a man who pulls on a rope—possibly what is called a deckhand. 450 The salary he has been offered by people in the United States is such that he, being a married man, really has no choice except to go. In addition to these defence projects, earlier this year, as the House will remember, there came into operation a scheme under which deferment can be granted to a limited number of exceptional science graduates who are engaged on fundamental research in a university. 447 Indeed, it is true to say that none of the large liners in the British Mercantile List would be able to sail were it not provided with a large number of catering staff without whom the lifeboats could not be manned. 441 It was originally suggested that they should be under different regulations, but that would do very great harm. A good case can be made out for the deferment of large groups of skilled men in all sorts of different industries who are employed either on defence work or in our export trade. Bonds formed quickly between men from disparate backgrounds, thrown together in a strange situation. So that once a man has been in the Merchant Navy, and his National Service has been deferred because he was in the Merchant Navy, he will be called up in the Merchant Navy. With regard to his remark that the number is far too few, I should like to inform him that in fact we have not yet had fifty applications from the universities for deferment under this scheme. I am sure it is the right policy that every encouragement should be given Ministry of National Service: Records Description: Files relating to policy or to matters of permanent interest dealt with by the Trade Exemptions, Medical, Labour Supply, Finance and Organization, Recruiting and Recording Departments of the Ministry of National Service. Quite the contrary. Therefore, I am sure that noble Lords will recognise my difficulty this afternoon. ment. Links to external websites are provided as a convenience and should not be construed as an endorsement by the U.S. Department of State of the views or products contained therein. 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