§ Mr. Law
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that students who have been granted deferment to take a particular examination often have to wait several months before they are called up; and if he will take the necessary steps to see they are called up as soon as they have taken an examination as the intervening period is one in which no useful work can be done.
§ Mr. Isaacs
I am fully aware of this difficulty and have taken all possible steps to meet it. Some delay in call-up is unavoidable when medical grading has to be deferred for any reason and when the number of men earmarked for a particular branch of a Service exceeds immediate requirements. Men who ask to be called up quickly on expiry of their deferment are always given priority.