HC Deb 11 March 1901 vol 90 cc1152-3

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the parents of a lad just over eighteen years of age, who enlisted in the Cameron Highlanders as recently as January last, have been unable to secure his discharge although they have offered to make the usual payment of £10; and will he consider the expediency of arranging for discharge by indulgence in cases such as this without awaiting the order for demobilisation.


The rule against the grant of discharges during mobilisation has been strictly enforced, and an exception in an individual case could not be made without injustice to the many who have been refused their discharge.