HC Deb 12 November 1952 vol 507 cc67-8W
Major Beamish

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that 2545476 C. K. Reed, a National Service man, is no longer being given instruction in military duties but has been employed since 4th July last as a farm labourer at Boscombe Down Royal Air Force Station Farm, near Amesbury, Wiltshire; and if he will, therefore, release him immediately so that he can return to his place of employment at Lower Stoneham Farm, near Lewes, where he is urgently required.

Mr. Ward

As I explained to my hon. and gallant Friend in my letter of 4th November, 1952, Aircraftman Reed is carrying out his statutory obligation for two years' full-time service under the National Service Act, and it is not possible to agree to his release.