§ Mr. BYRNE
asked the Under-Secretary of State to the Air Ministry if he is aware that boys of 17 years of age who recently joined the Air Force in Dublin have been drafted overseas; and if he will see that boys will not be sent out of Great Britain and Ireland until they reach the age of nineteen years?
§ Major BAIRD
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The terms of enlistment of these youths, which are stated on their forms of attestation, provide for liability for service overseas, and it is not proposed to make any change in the existing practice to which no objection is seen having regard to the conditions of service in the Royal Air Force abroad.