§ Major Mitchison
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the need of applicants for an award under the Further Education and Training Scheme to make financial and other arrangements in advance for whole-time training at a university or other educational establishment, he is prepared, in proper cases, to consider such application in advance of the applicant's release from National Service and to indicate a decision or conditional decision thereon.
§ Mr. Isaacs
Arrangements are being made for action to be taken as suggested by my hon. Friend in cases where applicants are serving with the Forces and the date of release of their age and service groups has been announced. In1548W appropriate cases consideration is also given to applications received from women in advance of their release from other forms of National Service. My hon. Friend will appreciate, however, that no good purpose would be served by giving similar consideration to applications from men who on being released from civilian work of national importance are still liable for military service.