HC Deb 18 December 1945 vol 417 cc1116-7
75. Mrs. Jean Mann

asked the Minister of Labour if he intends to proceed with the call-up this month of the engineering students at Glasgow University who are due to sit for their final examinations in March.

Mr. Isaacs

Any engineering students at Glasgow University who have been recommended by the University Joint Recruiting Board to sit their final examinations in March will not be called up in the meantime.

Major Cecil Poole

Will the Minister say if this also applies to other universities than Glasgow?

Mr. Isaacs

My reply relates only to the Question on the Order Paper.

Major Poole

Are we to understand that Glasgow has more preferential treatment than Birmingham or other universities?

Mr. Isaacs

No, Sir;.1 have been asked a Question about Glasgow and I have answered it,

80. Mr. George Thomas

asked the Minister of Labour whether students of dye chemistry are allowed to complete their college training before being conscripted for military service; and whether he is considering an alteration in the time allowed to architectural students for the completion of their training.

Mr. Isaacs

Students who, since October, 1944, have been granted deferment to take courses in chemistry at universities and university colleges, are allowed two years and nine months in which to complete their course, subject to making satisfactory progress. Students who hold scholarships at universities in architecture and who started in October this year may also take the full course.