Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of National Defence):
The regulation allows students at university or equivalent educational institutions to be discharged. That is as far as it goes. In the case of students who are eligible for their senior matriculation, which is equivalent to first year at some universities, while no hard and fast rule is fixed. I think that sympathetic consideration is being given in all three services to applications made by these students. I believe that would cover the majority of the cases, because if a lad does not come into the service until he is eighteen years old or better he should be pretty nearly eligible for senior matriculation at that time.
Subtopic: RELEASE OF PERSONNEL DESIROUS OF ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL