HC Deb 22 April 1947 vol 436 c794
29. Mr. Martin Lindsay

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the length of the architectural course, he will arrange for all students who will have completed two years' national service by August, 1947, to be released in time to start, or resume, the architectural year which begins in September, 1947.

Mr. Isaacs

No, Sir. Any such arrangements would endanger the age and service scheme, because a great many other men could claim similar treatment. The architectural course is no longer than certain other courses

Mr. Lindsay

Is not the Minister aware that agricultural students are disadvantageously placed in that their course is for five years and there is no possibility of their being specially asked for, as in the case of university students who very often have much shorter courses, and which does affect the age and service group to which the Minister referred?

Mr. Isaacs

No, Sir, I do not accept that. They are not disadvantageously placed compared with other people, but in any case we must be fair to those who are in the Forces and give them a chance to come out in their proper places.