44. Mr. Driberģ
asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that Messrs. T. J. Evers, Limited, Builders, Tiptree, Essex, were notified on 11th January that the Class B release of 14346086 Gunner H. Ketley had been recommended; and if he will now expedite the release of this man, whose services as a builders' general foreman are urgently needed in connection with local authority building work now immediately impending.
I very much regret the delay in dealing with this case. I have given instructions that an offer of Class B release is to be made to this man immediately, and if he accepts it I hope he will be released within a few days.