HC Deb 05 June 1907 vol 175 c664
SIR J. RANDLES (Cumberland, Cockermouth)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what number of men have been discharged during the last 12 months at Woolwich who have served over ten years.


The number of men discharged at Woolwich since the 1st January with over ten years service is 351. It would take a little time to obtain the number of men of the same service discharged during the last twelve months, but I will have the figures got out and sent to the hon. Member.


I presume the right hon. Gentleman has taken every possible step to reduce the discharges of men of long service?


We are taking every step. I have been down myself, going through the cases with the superintendent, and endeavouring to reduce them to the absolute minimum.