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University Graduate (Release)

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give attention to the case, details of which have been submitted to him, of a graduate of London University, with first-class honours in science, who came before the Recruiting Board of London University in June, 1941, and was recommended to fill a post in a scientific department of the Ministry of Supply where his special training would be invaluable, but was called up from that employment in February, 1942, and, being registered as a conscientious objector, was assigned as a private to a non-combatant corps where he is engaged in duties in which his special training is wasted?

Since February, 1942, no application has been received from a Government Department for the release of this man. As he is a conscientious objector he cannot serve in combatant arms where his special qualifications could be used.