HC Deb 23 July 1940 vol 363 c628W
Mr. Ammon

asked the Minister of Labour why, in spite of repeated promises that recruits would be permitted to choose the service in which they would prefer to enlist, the Army authorities refused to withdraw the calling-up notice of Matthew Sullivan, who gave long notice of his desire to join the Royal Navy, for which he had the approval of the Admiralty and the Ministry of Labour?

Mr. Assheton

Mr. Sullivan notified a preference for the Navy but was not accepted by the naval authorities. His posting to the Army was therefore quite in order.