§ 57. Mr. Martin Lindsay
asked the Minister of Defence whether, in view of the unexpectedly long time that it is taking to conclude the state of war still technically existing between the United Kingdom and Germany, he will give those officers and men who opted to serve until the end of hostilities an opportunity to be demobilised forthwith.
§ Mr. Alexander
I assume the hon. Member is referring to officers and men of the Army who undertook to defer their release, until general demobilisation. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War is looking into the matter, with a view to fixing the appropriate time for release in such cases.