HC Deb 06 April 1948 vol 449 cc3-4
8. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that an Aberdeen subaltern in the A.T.S. with a good and long record, particulars of which have been sent to him, who applied for extended service in the A.T.S. was obliged to resign her position as an established civil servant in the Post Office before her application for such extension would be considered; that her application was then refused and she thereby lost both such extended service and her Civil Service post through no fault of hers; and if he will investigate this case and restore her to the A.T.S.

Mr. M. Stewart

I regret that I have not completed my investigation of this case, the circumstances of which present some complications. I hope to be able to write to my hon. and learned Friend shortly.

Mr. Hughes

Will my hon. Friend give an assurance that, if this woman applies to make the Army her career, she will not be penalised?

Mr. Stewart

I cannot, until the investigations are complete, give a positive assurance on that point. This woman is still serving with the A.T.S. at present.