§ 22. Mr. THURTLE
asked the Secretary of State for War when he expects to be in a position to make a statement regarding the nature of his plans for recruiting boys into Army service; and whether he will bear in mind the undesirability of inducing boys to contract for a long period of service, in view of the immature state of their minds?
§ Sir V. WARRENDER
I cannot say at present when I shall be able to make a statement. All aspects of the question will receive full consideration before a decision is reached.
§ Mr. THURTLE
Will the hon. Baronet impress upon his right hon. Friend the undesirability of inducing young boys who do not know their own mind to engage in a long period of service?
§ Captain MACNAMARA
What is wrong in training boys to be prepared to assume the responsibility of manhood service?