HC Deb 15 November 1945 vol 415 cc2323-4
49. Mr. Hastings

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the need for the expansion of overseas trade and the shortage of trained technicians, he will amend the regulation whereby in the case of 20 per cent. of students for a university degree in chemistry and physics their course of training is interrupted for military service.

Mr. Isaacs

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for London University (Sir E. Graham-Little) on 1st November, a copy of which I am sending him.

Mr. Hastings

Is it not possible to inform these students whether or not they will be selected for military service before they start working for their final degree?

Mr. Isaacs

That is another question. If the hon. Member would get into touch with me, or write to me about it, I will see what can be done.