§ Mr. Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for War if officers who are students will be released under Class B in accordance with the arrangements announced by the Minister of Labour on 30th April, so that they may take up their studies next September.
§ Mr. Lawson
Applications for the release of students under Class B are initiated by the universities and are submitted to the War Office by the Ministry of Labour. Owing to the acute shortage of Army officers now and in the immediate future, it may not be possible for all such applications to be granted. The universities have been so informed by the Ministry of Labour.