§ Captain HACKING
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a draft from East Africa arrived by the "Field Marshal" on the 24th February and a further draft arrived by the "Cawdor Castle" on 5th March; that both these drafts proceeded to Bedford and are still stationed there, with no apparent prospect of demobilisation; 2534W and that two further drafts arrived in England on the 7th March and 19th March by the "Durham Castle" and "Marathon" and were distributed to dispersal centres, from which the men have been demobilised irrespective of length of service or age; whether the men of the two earlier drafts had more service and were older than the men in the later drafts; and, if so, whether he will endeavour to secure uniformity of treatment between the men concerned?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Inquiries will be made, and I will inform my hon. and gallant Friend of the results as early as possible.