§ Sir JOHN DEWAR
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?
§ Mr. TENNANT
The general question upon which this case depends is under consideration, but it is hoped that a decision upon it will shortly be reached.