HC Deb 27 March 1941 vol 370 cc675-6
7. Mr. Edmund Harvey

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in the arrangements made, and to be made, under the National Service (Armed Forces) Act, the Registration for Employment Order, and the National Service Bill, regard will be given to the need, in the national interest, of maintaining a continuous flow of students to the universities, even though the period of student life should have to be temporarily restricted; and whether the importance of maintaining the non technical faculties will be kept in mind in this connection?

Mr. Bevin

The arrangements made for the registration of men of the 1921 age class include special provision for those studying to take certain examinations at schools and universities, and careful consideration is being given to the arrangements to be made in the event of the registration of members of the 1922 age class in the light of representations recently made on behalf of the universities and schools. With regard to women of the 1919 and 1920 age classes who will register under the Registration for Employment Order, I do not contemplate that it will be necessary to ask full-time students at universities to abandon their studies.

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