HC Deb 11 March 1947 vol 434 c1115
25. Mr. George Jeger

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has been able to reduce the period between leaving school and call-up to the Forces of those students whose call-up has been deferred to allow them to sit for the Higher School Certificate or comparable examination.

Mr. Isaacs

Yes, Sir. The order of calling up has now been changed so that older men will be called up before younger men in the same categories, thus reversing the practice which obtained throughout the war. When the deferment of the students in question expires they will be older than most of the other young men on the register, and will therefore be called up first.