HC Deb 01 February 1949 vol 460 cc220-1W
99. Mrs. Manning

asked the Secretary of State for War whether compassionate releases are still being granted; and why such a release has been refused to Private A. Chamberlain, R.A.S.C., Camp Office, Klagenfurt Garrison, Austria.

Mr. Shinwell

Compassionate release is still granted in the Army in cases of extreme hardship. As my hon. Friend knows, the release of the soldier mentioned in the Question has been given sympathetic consideration. As his presence is not regarded as essential for the running of his father's business I regret that his release cannot be approved.