§ Wing-Commander James
asked the Home Secretary how many of the 103 men convicted at Thames Police Court on 8th November as the result of raids upon two gambling dens were of military age; and whether he will state the full result of the inquiry as to why these men were not serving?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
There were two raids by the police in which 94 persons were arrested, of which 45 were of military age. I understand that none of these persons had been circulated in official records as an absentee or deserter from His348W Majesty's Forces and as far as could be ascertained none of them was in any way evading military service.