HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 c1904
50. Mr. Chetwynd

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has any statement to make about the arrangements for Class B release of students to attend universities in October, 1948.

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Isaacs)

Yes, Sir. It will be open to universities to apply for the early release of intending students who would normally be due for release under the age and service scheme between October and the end of the year. Details will be communicated to the universities at an early date.

Mr. Pickthorn

Can we have a reassurance of what we have already heard on an earlier occasion—that those of these conscripts who take commissions shall not thereby, by way of any engagement or undertaking, be held longer than those who do not take commissions?

Mr. Isaacs

I would like to see that Question on the Order Paper before I give an answer.

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