HC Deb 31 January 1940 vol 356 cc1167-8W
Mr. R. C. Morrison

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that A.C.I William Thomas Smith, No. 654171, was informed at Glasgow, on 18th December, that he was discharged on medical grounds; that on 11th January he was given a rail warrant to his home at 21, Devonshire Hill Lane, Tottenham; and, in view of the fact that Mr. Smith is unable to accept employment until he can produce his discharge paper and insurance cards, will he see that these are sent to him without further delay?

Sir K. Wood

This airman was examined on 14th December by a medical board, which recommended that he should be discharged on medical grounds. The proceedings of the board were confirmed, and on 11th January he was sent on 28 days' leave with pay, pending discharge on 8th February. He was provided with advice on the action he should take in the matter of employment and health insurance cards, and also with a temporary certificate of discharge. The final certificate was posted to him on 25th January, and he will receive his employment and health insurance cards before the date on which he is actually discharged from the Service.