§ Mr. Mitchison
asked the Secretary of State for War up to what age and service group have offers of Class B releases been made to teachers serving in the B.A.O.R.; and whether such offers are made on the same basis as to age and service group, if the teacher is, or is not, in the Army Education Corps.
§ Mr. Lawson
In general, offers of release in Class B have been made to male teachers up to and including Group 24 for officers and 40 for other ranks. These offers are made irrespective of where the individual may be serving. In view of the importance to the nation of the Army Education Scheme and the consequent need for a sufficient number of Army Educational Corps personnel at home and abroad, the War Office do not at present normally offer release under Class B bulk releases to members of the Army Educational Corps.