HC Deb 27 June 1950 vol 476 cc2088-9
37. Mr. Albu

asked the Secretary of State for War on what grounds he has refused the request for compassionate release from the Army of 22209622 Craftsman Reynolds.

Mr. Strachey

This request has been refused on the grounds that the domestic circumstances on which it was based revealed no evidence of illness. As my hon. Friend has been informed, this soldier is being retained in the United Kingdom for three months on compassionate grounds.

Mr. Albu

In view of the fact that it appears that some of the evidence supporting this case has been mislaid, would my right hon. Friend have a personal investigation made into the case before the lad is sent abroad?

Mr. Strachey

Yes, Sir.