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Clause 11—(Information To Be Furnished By Education Authorities)

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1947

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I beg to move, in page 7, line 18, to leave out "purposes of," and to insert:

"purpose of assisting his consideration of questions connected with their being called up for service under"
This Amendment has been put down as a result of the points raised by the senior Burgess of Cambridge University (Mr. Pickthorn) limiting the information we can get from educational institutions It is now confined to the purposes of the Measure.

I am still rather sorry that it is felt necessary to have this statutory power. I cannot believe that in the absence of statutory power there would be any difficulty in getting the information required for purposes of this kind. However, I think that the Clause is slightly improved by this Amendment, and I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for coming so far to meet me.

Amendment agreed to.