78. Mr. ROSTRON DUCKWORTH
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air how many education authorities have refused to act as nominating authorities for boy entrants to the Royal Air Force; and whether he will publish a list of those local authorities who do consent to act as nominating authorities?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
Until quite recently the position was, I understand, that all education authorities were co-operating in this matter. It has, however, just been reported in the Press that the Barnsley Education Committee decided on Monday last to refuse to act in future as a nominating authority. As they appear to be the only exception, there seems to be no need to publish a list of education authorities consenting to act in this capacity.
§ Sir W. BRASS
Will my right hon. Friend approach the local authorities and ask the reason for their refusal?