asked the President of the Board of Education what arrangements have been made to ensure that the educational position of children evacuated through the Children's Overseas Reception Bureau have been safeguarded in the event of their return to this country.
§ Mr. Butler
I do not anticipate that there will be any great difficulty in ensuring that children evacuated overseas shall be able to continue their education or training on their return to this country. If, however, difficulty should arise in any particular case I shall be very ready to give every assistance in overcoming it, so far as I am in a position to do so.1218W
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has taken steps to safeguard the interests of children evacuated under the Children's Overseas Reception Bureau who desire to undertake training in this country for which school-leaving certificates or matriculation certificates are required.
§ Mr. Butler
A good many of the universities in this country are prepared to accept for their purposes matriculation success in an examination taken overseas, and the same is broadly true of professional bodies requiring school certificates. In view of the great variety of particular requirements and the different standards of examinations overseas it is not possible to make general arrangements covering all cases. But I am confident that pupils who take with success the examinations overseas corresponding to the school certificate or matriculation will not find themselves seriously handicapped on their return to this country.