HC Deb 13 November 1945 vol 415 c2057W
Flight-Lieutenant Parkin

asked the Secretary of State for War how much time per week is available during working hours in the Army of Occupation in Italy for educational work, apart from military training, and how much for sports; and how far this allocation of time has absolute priority.

Mr. Lawson

The working time allotted to education is not less than six hours a week in units where the Education Scheme is fully operative. Many units in C.M.F. have not yet been able to implement the scheme in full owing to military commitments. It is for the local commander to decide when a unit is in a position to implement the scheme, after which it becomes part of the daily programme. The amount of time allotted for sports and recreation is a matter for the discretion of the local commander depending on the priority given to other tasks in the daily programmes of work.