HC Deb 20 December 1945 vol 417 cc1686-7W
Mrs. Middleton

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will arrange that young men who have commenced their studies at colleges and universities can have their enlistment postponed until the completion of their college careers.

Mr. Isaacs

Since the autumn term in 1944, the deferment granted to young men to enable them to take courses at colleges and universities is continued to the end of the normal course, provided that their progress is satisfactory.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the policy with regard to the calling-up for military service of boys who have won scholarships or awards to a university and who, after being accepted at the University, are refused deferment of military service untilthey can take the first examinations, with the result that they are unemployed for an indefinite period until they are actually called up or are prevented from completing the first part of their studies for which, in many cases, local education authorities have paid.

Mr. Isaacs

I am writing to the hon. Member.