§ Mr. R. RICHARDSON
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a number of men serving with the 18th Divisional Signal Company in 686W Mesopotamia are unable to secure demobilisation although they are working on civilian telegraph work; whether he is aware that Sapper W. Ore, No. 152115, of the 31st Divisional Signal Company, who joined the Colours on the 1st March, 1916, and who has been three years in the East, has endeavoured since April without success to obtain leave or release for the purpose of seeing his dying mother; whether Sapper E. C. M'Cartie, No. 127844, of the 18th Divisional Signals, Sapper E. Spencer, No. 165101, and E. J. Williams, No. 151998, both of the 3Ist Divisional Signals, all of whom attested in 1915, have been in the East for long periods and are unable to secure demobilisation; whether Sapper A. W. Ling, No. 149092, and Sapper J. P. Reddy, who attested in 1916, have been three years in the East; and whether, having regard to the serious discontent which exists, he will cause inquiries to be made with a view to securing their demobilisation at the earliest possible moment?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Inquiries are being made, and I will inform the hon. Member of the result in due course.