§ Sir G. COLLINS
asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that Private J. Duffy, No. 2967281, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, whose parents reside in Greenock, has made application for his release from the Army in order to support his parents; that a sum of £35 has been remitted by friends for the purpose of purchasing this soldier's release; and that the application has been refused; and will he cause inquiries to be made into this case?
Sir LAMING WORTHINGTO-NEVANS
The hon. Member has already called the attention of the Department to this case and, on 20th ultimo, instructions were given that, provided the soldier was still willing, and the purchase money, which had been returned, was again remitted, the discharge would be carried out.