HC Deb 11 December 1945 vol 417 cc335-6W
Lieut.-Colonel Mackeson

asked the Secretary of State for War why, under B/208 of 29th November, R.A.S.C. Barrack Office, Shorncliffe, discharged Mr. Rich, an ex-soldier with 30 years' service, at the same time thanking him for his efficient service as a clerk, but retaining women clerks in the same office.

Mr. Lawson

I am looking into this case, with a view to the reinstatement of Mr. Rich.

Captain Francis Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for War why 7686834 Sergeant S. J. Fowler, 356 F. S. Section, S.E.A.C., is still being held in close arrest for an offence allegedly committed on 18th October.

Mr. Lawson

I have no information on this case but I have cabled for a full report and will write to my hon. and gallant Friend.

Major Wilkes

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that 3605611, Private H. McDonald, of the Border Regiment, now in Barrassford Sanatorium, Northumberland, graded medical category A1 on joining the Army in 1940 and graded category C permanent on 4th October, 1945, the date of his discharge, found to be suffering from tuberculosis, has been refused the eight months' treatment scheme on the ground that he was not in hospital at the time of his discharge; and whether he will consider granting deferment to this soldier until he is well enough to work, since his release becomes effective on 6th January, 1946.

Mr. Lawson

Inquiries are being made, and I will write to my hon. and gallant Friend.

Lieut.-Colonel Byers

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the application for release of Lieutenant D. V. E. Howard, R.A., 189476, Embarkation HQ., Rangoon, under Class B, which has been outstanding since October, can be hastened.

Mr. Lawson

The authority for this officer's release was sent to S.E.A.C. in the middle of November.

Lieutenant W. Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for War when the hon. Member for Moss Side may expect a reply to his letters of 25th October, 1945, and 25th November, 1945, regarding Trooper G. Burgess, 3455936.

Mr. Lawson

A reply was sent to my hon. and gallant Friend on 8th December. I regret the delay, but the various points required separate consideration, and correspondence was necessary.