HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 c742W
Sir C. Edwards

asked the Minister of Education whether before his recent invitation to men and women to become teachers he had given consideration to those who had been called to the Services and had had their training interfered with; if he is aware that large numbers had commenced their college training when they were called up; and will he take steps to secure their release so that they may continue their studies and thus fit themselves for teaching before others are taken on.

Mr. Butler

When the time comes for releases from the Forces we shall not overlook the position of those students who joined the Forces from training colleges without completing courses qualifying them for recognition as teachers. There can, however, be no question of men being released now from the Forces to return to training colleges.