§ 3. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in the Army pamphlet issued to parents about educational facilities available to National Service men, he will insert a note as to what branches of the Service are available for those wishing to pursue a particular type of education; and whether advice about educational facilities can be offered to all recruits when they are called up for service.
§ Mr. J. Amery
I am grateful for my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion. I will consider it. subject of course to the reservation that we cannot always post National Service men to the anti of the Service of their choice.
In answer to the second part of the Question, it is the duty of education officers, who are on the staff of every basic training unit, to advise recruits about educational facilities.
Information is also contained in pamphlets issued before or during call-up.
§ Mr. J. Amery
National Service men are encouraged and helped to continue their education while they are in the Army. I cannot at Question Time describe the full range of what is available, but it is based upon classroom teaching by the Royal Army Educational Corps supplemented by a number of schemes to meet the special needs of individuals.
1050 My right hon. Friend is most anxious that National Service men should make the best use of these facilities, and to supplement the existing information about what is available a new pamphlet is being printed for the use of headmasters, employers and the National Service men themselves.