HC Deb 09 May 1951 vol 487 c226W
54. Mr. Wood

asked the Minister of Defence what policy has been agreed by his Service Departments with regard to the posting home of National Service men who wish to attend interviews before university authorities for the purpose of obtaining university places in October.

Mr. Shinwell

It is not the practice to post National Service men, serving overseas, to the United Kingdom to allow them to attend an interview before university authorities. The universities are aware of this practice, and I understand it would normally be possible for a young man to have his interview either before he is called up or, at any rate, before he proceeds overseas.