§ 39. Mr. KING
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware of the hardship which will fall on parents of county scholars and other students at secondary schools if youths of eighteen are prevented from completing their scientific studies by being called up for military service; and whether it is proposed to allow such scholars to apply to continue their studies while still undergoing a certain amount of military training,, so that after the War a supply of scientifically equipped students may be available for national needs?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD Of EDUCATION (Mr. Herbert Lewis)
My right hon. Friend is aware that hardship may arise in such cases. The Board of Education fully appreciate the importance of maintaining and increasing the supply of students who have received an effective scientific training, but he is not in a position to make any statement as to the arrangements which may be found consistent with military exigencies.