§ 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 ample214W 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.