HC Deb 15 February 1940 vol 357 cc968-9W
Mr. R. C. Morrison

asked the Secretary of State for War whether a reservist, classed as medically fit for home service only, who was previously employed as an examiner on important Naval work, can be released from Army service; and to whom application should be made?

Mr. Stanley

Reservists, even if fit for home service only, are of the greatest value for training purposes, and release could not be approved unless the circumstances were exceptional. Application for release of Army personnel for Naval work would be considered by the War Office only if put forward by the Admiralty.