HC Deb 18 May 1944 vol 400 c344
50. Lieut.-Colonel Windsor-Clive

asked the Secretary of State for War how soon a decision will be reached regarding the disposal of No. 2392239, Signaller J. S. Catterall, Royal Corps of Signals, who has been in the Army for more than six months and has done no military training owing to physical unfitness.

The Financial Secretary to the War Office (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

This man has been examined by an orthopaedic specialist and by a psychiatrist. He is not suffering from physical or mental disabilities which would warrant his discharge from the Army on medical grounds. It is hoped that he will enter an Army selection centre to-day. If this proves to be impossible, he will enter on 1st June.

Lieut.-Colonel Windsor-Clive

Has the Minister received another letter from this man, which I sent to him yesterday, containing certain allegations; and will he have those allegations investigated immediately?

Mr. Henderson

Yes, Sir.