HC Deb 11 May 1960 vol 623 c387
1. Dr. A. Thompson

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has now reached a decision in the case of Signalman William Mitchell, 52a, Main Street, Kingseat, Dunfermline, Fife.

The Secretary of State for War (Mr. Christopher Soames)

Yes, Sir. As the hon. Member knows, Signalman Mitchell has been discharged from the Army.

Dr. Thompson

I thank the Minister for his most helpful attitude in this case, but I was a little disturbed by the terms of his letter of 29th April in which he said that Signalman Mitchell is liable to recall. May I have an assurance that his discharge is absolute and that there will be no cat-and-mouse game played with him in this matter?

Mr. Soames

I should like to write to the hon. Gentleman about that. It would depend on the circumstances. But I note what the hon. Gentleman says and I will write to him.