HC Deb 19 September 1950 vol 478 cc1688-9
3. Mr. Keeling

asked the Minister of Labour whether, when the period of National Service is extended by six months, any special arrangements will be made for young men due to enter a university next month.

6. Mr. John MacLeod

asked the Minister of Labour whether National Service men, who have arranged to go to the university in October and who would otherwise be released in that month, will be exempted from a further six months' service under the circumstances.

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Isaacs)

Arrangements have been made for the early release of the men concerned. Applications should be made through the usual Service channels.

Mr. Keeling

Does that mean that the extra six months' service is cancelled altogether or merely postponed until the end of the university course?

Mr. Isaacs

These men will be discharged at the end of their 18 months' service and will not be liable for the other six months' service.