§ 98. Mr. P. MEEHAN
asked if arrangements will be made whereby boys under eighteen years of age who have enlisted in the Army will be retained for Home service until they reach the enlistment age; and whether a boy under nine teen years of age who is an only son, or who is the surviving son of a family killed in action, and who enlisted under the age of nineteen, will be retained for Home service until he reaches the prescribed enlistment age?
§ Mr. TENNANT
I would ask leave of the hon. Member to take the liberty of referring him to the answer I gave on the 2nd November, 1915, to the hon. Member for Blackburn.
§ 101. Mr. O'SHAUGHNESSY
asked the Under-Secretary for War if he can say on what ground the officer in charge of records, No. 12 District, Cork, refused the application of Mrs. O'Sullivan, Hill View Road, Newcastle West, county Limerick, to have her son, 1185 Private Mortimer O' Sullivan, 8th Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers, No. 5,816, discharged from the Army, as he is not yet eighteen years of age, as proved by his birth certificate forwarded to the said officer and receipt acknowledged; and whether, as he has not yet reached the military age, he will now be discharged?
§ Mr. TENNANT
I must refer my hon. Friend to the same reply which I, a few moments ago, referred the hon. Member for Leix Division of Queen's County.