HC Deb 04 February 1947 vol 432 cc1555-6
10. Mr. Chetwynd

asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a statement on the conditions governing the release of students from the Forces who wish to resume their studies in October, 1947.

18. Mr. Champion

asked the Minister of Labour if he will now make a statement on the release of students in groups above 55.

Mr. Isaacs

It will be open to universities to apply for the release of scholars and highly promising students in any subject who are still serving in the Forces and are in release groups one to 62. A memorandum of guidance will be issued to the universities shortly, and they will then be able to put forward nominations. Arrangements will be made for men who can be released to be made available as far as possible shortly before the beginning of the 1947–8 academic year.

Mr. Wilson Harris

Will the same arrangements be made in respect of 1947 as were made in 1946, whereby 90 per cent. of the places were reserved for ex-Servicemen?

Mr. Isaacs

That matter was discussed with the universities last week, and if the hon. Member will put down a Question next week, I think that I shall be able to give him a definite answer.

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