HC Deb 30 January 1951 vol 483 cc695-6
7. Mr. Remnant

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the industrial demand for labour, he will increase the maximum age for War Department Constabulary recruiting.

Mr. Strachey

These age qualifications are already being relaxed to some extent. I think it is desirable that exception should continue to be made on the merits of each particular case.

Mr. Remnant

May I take it from that reply that the right hon. Gentleman is aware that there are at least a considerable number of men over the age of 45 who are very suitable for this constabulary and wish to take up that occupation'?

Mr. Strachey

Yes, Sir.