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Students (Deferment)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 1 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Labour, consequent on the Government's decision to limit the deferment of students who are taking scientific and technical courses and who are in the age group 1st October, 1926, to 30th September, 1927, to 80 per cent. of the number deferred in each institution in the session 1944–45, by whom and in what manner is the distinction between the relative merits of the different students made.

It is the duty of the university joint recruiting board to select the most promising students for the grant of deferment.

Does not the Minister feel that this power of discrimination is asking too much of this board?