§ 18. Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Secretary of State for War what action has been taken to implement the promises he made with reference to the sending of members of the A.T.S. abroad; and can he make a statement on the issues promised for consideration.
§ Sir J. Grigg
Full instructions are being issued to all commands at home on the selection of women for compulsory posting overseas. These instructions will embody all the promises I gave in this House on 24th January. I said then that I would consider the effect on the numbers of A.T.S. available for service overseas of restricting volunteers to those over 21. This question is being investigated now.