Mr. C. WASON
asked (1) the Under-Secretary of State for War if his attention has been directed to the fact that, owing to the action of the military authority in Lerwick calling up a soldier discharged as having been found medically unfit for further service, the town of Scalloway and surrounding districts is threatened with. very serious disaster, namely, unburied dead; what is the use of calling up a soldier already discharged as being unfit for further service; and will he give immediate instructions to cancel the action of the Lerwick military authority; and (2) the Minister of National Service if. his attention has been directed to the fact that the people of Scalloway and surrounding districts are threatened with the greatest possible trouble, namely, unburied dead, by the action of the military authority in Lerwick calling up a soldier discharged on account of being medically unfit for further service; and if he will give the matter his earnest consideration?
§ Sir A. GEDDES
The man in question,. George Nicholson, has not been called up from Lerwick. He was before the Appeal Tribunal on the 3rd January, who refused exemption but recommended he should not be called up before 1st April next. The hon. Member must, I think, be under a misapprehension in supposing that Nicholson has been called up for service.