HC Deb 24 June 1937 vol 325 cc1392-3W
Mr. Kirby

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will take steps to prevent family anxiety and financial hardship resulting from the enlistment of young men by causing all would-be recruits to produce a certificate of birth showing them to be not below the enlistment age prescribed by Army regulations and, in the case of applicants below the age of 21 years who are wholly or partly responsible for the maintenance of their parents, to produce written evidence of the parents' consent to their enlistment?

Sir V. Warrender

My right hon. Friend cannot accept this suggestion, which would almost inevitably have a serious effect on recruiting.