§ 30. Mr. SNOWDEN
asked if the new Army Regulation granting discharged soldiers who have not been overseas exemption from the Review of Exceptions Act on condition that they engage in work of national importance applies to soldiers exempted from the Act who have served overseas, or if the latter also are required to take up work of national importance as a condition of exemption?
§ Mr. BECK
My hon. Friend has asked me to reply. Men who were free under the Review of Exceptions Act itself as having been discharged on account of wounds, and men who were already the subject of the previous arrangement relieving from the operation of the Act men who had been discharged on grounds of disablement or ill-health after service overseas in the Armed Forces, are not under any obligation to take up work of national importance under the new arrangement, which applies to discharged soldiers who have not served overseas.