HC Deb 05 July 1923 vol 166 cc647-8W

asked the President of the Board of Education if, in view of the cases of hardship which have arisen by the rigid interpretation of paragraph 3 (IV) of Circular 1227 owing to the exceptional circumstances which prevailed after the War, especially the difficulty of getting into training colleges, he will modify the two years' limit and extend the time in cases where it can be shown that there was a bona-fide intention to proceed to acquire the certificate, but where circumstances prevented that intention being carried out in the time limit laid down in the Circular; and will he give special attention to any particular case of hardship which is submitted to him?


The whole matter is at present receiving my personal attention, and the hon. Member may be assured that I am fully alive to the special hardships which some of these cases involve. I shall be very glad to receive any representations he may wish to make.

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