HC Deb 01 March 1916 vol 80 c1064W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to the case of Private Robert Sutherland, No. 1,804, D Company, Scottish provisional battalion, Ballnagath, Aberdeen, who enlisted on 12th August, 1914, for a year or for a longer period provided His Majesty should so long require his services but in no case should this retention exceed six months, this period of service having expired on 12th February; is he aware that Private Sutherland has twice applied for his discharge to the officer commanding without result; and will he take steps to provide that Private Sutherland is granted his discharge without further delay?


The general question upon which this case depends is under consideration, but it is hoped that a decision upon it will shortly be reached.