HC Deb 03 April 1919 vol 114 c1404W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the feeling among men eligible for release that they are being kept in the Army unnecessarily on the pretext that they are part of the military machinery of demobilisation, he will set up some impartial and non-military tribunal to which these cases can be referred for prompt inquiry and action?


I would refer to the answer given yesterday on this subject to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Southport, to the effect that commanding officers are best fitted to judge as to the necessity for temporarily retaining men. I am having inquiries made concerning the three cases about which my hon. Friend has sent particulars.