§ Mr. Braine
asked the Minister of Labour whether it is proposed to extend the qualifying date for grants under the Further Education and Training Scheme so as to assist those whose education was interrupted by call-up for National Service after the present qualifying date.
§ Mr. Isaacs
No. The scheme was intended to help persons whose professional training was prevented or interrupted by war service. The termination dates for commencing qualifying service were very generously fixed, and I could not justify any extension.