§ 27. Mr. TINKER
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he will give the figures for 1930, 1931, 1932, and 1933 of those who have joined the Army who later on have been found to be under the age of 18; and will he state how many have been discharged from the Army because of this?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
I regret that I am not in a position to give the information asked for in the first part of the question. With regard to the second part, during the recruiting years ending on 30th September, 1930 to 1933, the number of recruits under 18 years of age who were discharged for having made a mis-statement as to age on attestation were 575, 637, 416 and 294 respectively.