§ Captain F. Noel-Baker
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will personally investigate the case of 13073773 Private G. Stanley, 145 Company, Pioneer Corps and reconsider his decision not to grant compassionate release, in view of the fact that severe domestic hardship necessitates this soldier's presence at home.
§ Mr. Lawson:
Private Stanley has been granted 28 days compassionate leave from 1st April. He is due to be released under Class A shortly after the end of this period of leave. as he is in Group 29, the release of which should take place between 19th May and 1st June. This arrangement will in fact be more to his advantage than the grant of a short period of compassionate release; compassionate release would delay his eventual Class A release from the Army, as time spent on the reserve does not count towards a man's service in assessing his age and service Group.
§ Mr. Garry Allighan
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is yet is a position to reply to the letters sent him by the hon. Member for Gravesend on 26th February, respecting Signalman A. R. Dunn, and on 17th January, respecting Sergeant F. Edwards, and on 27th February, respecting Mr. A. J. Goodger.
§ Mr. Lawson:
Replies have now been sent to my hon. Friend on all these cases A reply to his letter of 17th January about Sergeant Edwards was sent on 14th February, but in case it has gone astray a copy has been sent to my hon. Friend