§ Mr. JOHN WARD
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his Department have recently received an application from Sergeant Stephen Dennis, of the 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, for the issue of a copy of his discharge to replace the original which has been lost in the post; whether the application has been complied with; and, if not, will he say why this has not been done?
§ Mr. HALDANE
Under Paragraph 421 of the King's Regulations copies of discharge certificates may not be issued to discharged soldiers. I may point out that this rule does not create any hindrance to the man in getting employment, as a statement of his record will be given to any employer who applies for it to his Record Office, and the man has been so informed.