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Examination Candidates (Deferment)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 8 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Education what provision she is making respecting exemption under the Military Service Acts of youths approaching 18 years of age who contemplate taking scholarship examinations.

The following arrangements have been made between my Department and the Ministry of Labour and National Service about the deferment of young men born between 1st October, 1927, and 30th September, 1928, and have been circulated to headmasters and others. Deferment will be granted to bona fide candidates for certain examinations due to take place before the end of July, 1946. The examinations concerned are the higher school certificate and others certified by the head of a university, college or school as being of higher or comparable standing: these will often include university scholarship or bursary examinations.