§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND (Fermanagh, N.)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office if it is true that the authorities refused the discharge of Private Michael M'Pike from the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers; and, if so, upon what grounds?
§ MR. BRODRICK
Private M'Pike enlisted under the age of eighteen years, but was accepted, as his physique came fully up to the standard of a youth of eighteen years of age. His having enlisted under the age of eighteen years gives his father no right to claim his discharge, as he was accepted on his own statement, verified as far as possible by his physique.