§ 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.