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American Service Personnel (Courses)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 8 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Education in view of the fact that more than 4,000 American soldiers are now attending courses at British universities and technical schools, what arrangements are being made to enable students of the British Empire to enjoy parallel facilities in American universities.

The courses which the hon. and gallant Member has in mind are short courses of one or two terms attended by American service personnel awaiting repatriation. He will appreciate that the conditions are not parallel, since American soldiers are over here in large numbers while we have no corresponding Forces in U.S.A.