HC Deb 01 February 1955 vol 536 c91W
87. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for War what action is taken to enable reservists and Territorials, who are active playing members of professional football and other clubs, to undertake their military training at periods of the year other than those conflicting with their employment as football or other players.

Mr. F. Maclean

There are no special rules relating to such men. If a National Service man considers that he has a good reason for having his period of part-time military training altered, he may write to his commanding officer who may decide whether the period should be altered, or, in exceptional circumstances, even excused.