§ Mr. F. Noel-Baker
asked the Secretary of State for War what charge is to be preferred against 7021616 Rifleman R Smith, now at Charles Ward, Northfield Military Hospital, Birmingham; and when, in view of the state of this soldier's health and of the assurance given to his mother by the officer i/c Infantry Records, Perth, on 21st February, that he anticipates he will be discharged.
§ Mr. Bellenger
This soldier was absent without leave from 10th December, 1946, to 9th January, 1947. In view of the fact that he has been recommended for discharge on medical grounds, application has been made to the competent military authority to dispose summarily of the charge outstanding against him. As soon as this has been done he will be discharged.