HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 cc246-7W
59. Colonel Wheatley

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give an assurance that any interruption of the studies of a university student for service in the Forces or the mines will not exceed two academic years.

Mr. Isaacs

I assume that the hon. and gallant Member is referring to intending undergraduates who will be called up for a specified period under the arrangements announced in the recent White Paper. Provided the young men are available for call-up shortly after the end of the summer term at school, they will not be kept away from their studies for more than two academic years.