HC Deb 04 June 1942 vol 380 c835W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will reconsider the refusal of his Department to request the release from the Army of a man who is in medical category B7 and employed as a batman, in spite of the repeated requests of the Middlesbrough education authorities, who cannot get the number of teachers required by the Board of Education?

Mr. Butler

No, Sir. I fear I cannot reverse this decision. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of a reply which I gave on 12th February to my hon. Friend the Member for Bilston (Mr. Hannah), in which I indicated the only circumstances in which the Board can ask for the release of a teacher from the Armed Forces.