HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 cc213-4W
Mr. Champion

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will give further consideration to the application for release from the Army of T/14405423 Private H. Watson, R.A.S.C., whose share in the business of H. Watson, Newhall, Burton-on-Trent, is in jeopardy as a result of the illness of the father and his inability to get suitable labour to assist.

Mr. Lawson

This soldier has already been given 24 weeks' temporary release, which should have given him ample opportunity to make satisfactory arrangements for the future management of the business. I have fully considered his case. There are a large number of soldiers in similar circumstances but with longer military service whose release cannot be granted, and I regret that I am unable to agree to make an exception in this case.

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