§ Sir R. Glyn
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will have inquiries made into the case of Barry Francis Barnes, 16 Wessex Road, Didcot, a trained engineer and surveyor, now in receipt of call-up papers, requiring him to report to the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Depot on 7th August, so that his application for service with the survey branch of the Royal Engineers or Royal Artillery can be considered.
§ Mr. Head
I have looked into this case. While this man was employed for three years as an assistant civil engineer after leaving school, he has no educational or professional certificate other than a national certificate in science. I do not therefore think that his attainments would justify a change of posting at present, but this will be re-considered if the personnel selection officer who interviews him when he reports recommends him for service in the Royal Artillery or Royal Engineers.