HC Deb 20 December 1945 vol 417 cc1687-8W
Brigadier Low

asked the Minister of Labour when men now serving in the Forces of release groups 50 and higher, will be eligible for release to resume their studies at a university.

Mr. Isaacs

I assume the hon. and gallant Member is referring to the release of university students from the Forces in Class B. The existing arrangement is restricted to students in age and service groups 1 to 49, and it has not yet been decided whether it will be necessary at some future date to release in Class B students who are in later age and service groups.

Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Labour whether, as the new regulationsfor release under Class B of intending teachers restrict release to university graduates and students who can complete their training course within twelve months, and exclude students who had entered upon a four-year course of training for a degree and teaching diploma, and were called up when they had completed only two years or less, he will now consider the inclusion of these cases in the release scheme.

Mr. Isaacs

The proposal made by my hon. Friend is one to which I have given serious consideration, but I regret that I cannot extend the existing arrangements.