§ Mr. JOYCE
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that Mrs. Carmody, of Limerick, who is a widow and who is also an invalid, has asked for the discharge of her son, J. Costello, who is a bandsman in the 1st King's Regiment, stationed at Aldershot; that she asks for 2390W his discharge under the Widows Act; and, as he is assured of permanent employment and wishes to keep his aged mother, will he see that her prayer is granted and that her son obtains his discharge?
§ Colonel SEELY
No application concerning this case has reached the War Office. Applications of this character are dealt with locally by General Officers Commanding-in-Chief in accordance with the King's Regulations. Inquiry shall be made into the facts of the case.