HC Deb 20 February 1945 vol 408 cc603-4
9. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Secretary of State for War, what steps he has taken to implement his promise that soldiers in Medical Category C for whom no suitable employment can be found will be discharged under sub-paragraph (xvi) of K.R. 390.

Sir J. Grigg

The changes which I outlined in my answer to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Finchley (Captain Crowder) on 24th October last have been in force since 12th October.

Mr. Bellenger

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that men are now being discharged under another paragraph of the King's Regulations, and that on their certificates it says they are discharged because no suitable occupation can be found for them? Is he aware that that deprives them of their post-war credits and of 56 days' leave?

Sir J. Grigg

If the hon. Member wants to ask a question about that, I think he might put it down instead of referring to some quite different category. In any case, there is another Question later on the Paper which I will answer.