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National Service (University Students)

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider extending the categories for release of men from the Forces under Class B to take up courses at the universities, so as to cover men who will have completed three years' service in the Armed Forces and reached the age of 21 years at the beginning of the academic year in October.

The effect of the present arrangement is that men in age and Service group 62 will broadly have done three years' service by the end of August, when releases for the academic year starting early in October will begin. We are not able to extend the arrangements beyond group 62.