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Demobilisation (Students)

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 11 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the need for increasing the number of doctors, he will consider including medical students in the categories eligible for priority release from the Forces under Class B.

I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the hon. Member for Hallam (Mr. Jennings) on Tuesday, 9th October, a copy of which I am sending him.


asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that in the Birmingham School of Architecture the duration of the course and the standard required are not less than at the universities; and whether he will now extend to students at this school the scheme for release under Class B of certain art students.

The scheme for release of certain arts students under Class B has been confined to universities, and I could not make an exception as suggested by the hon. Member without extending the scheme to other institutions with similar claims.

Why should university students be favoured in this respect as compared with other students?

Because we have had to draw a line somewhere, and it was drawn at the universities.

But are not the difficulties of the schools exactly the same as those of the universities?