HC Deb 07 December 1945 vol 416 c2821W
Mr. Mitchison

asked the Minister of Education what is the average delay in dealing with applications on Form 203 R.E. by prospective teachers who are on release leave or awaiting demobilisation; and whether it is proposed to take any steps to expedite decisions in such cases.

Miss Wilkinson

In the case of applications from persons discharged or about to be discharged from H.M. Forces, the average interval between submission of application and interview is now just under six weeks. The interval between interview and notification of result now varies from a few days to a fortnight. Everything possible is being done to reduce the time taken to deal with applications, chiefly by increasing the number of interviewing boards, and by addition to the headquarters staff handling this work.