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Compulsory Military Service

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the Prime Minister whether he will give consideration to the limitation of the conscription period to one year, so that studies and apprenticeships may not be unduly interrupted.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Edinburgh West (Lieut.-Commander Hutchison) and the hon. Member for Shettleston (Mr. McGovern) on 18th October. Before any final decision on this subject is reached, the claims of students and apprentices will be taken into consideration.