§ Mr. ALLEN PARKINSON
asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that Private Samuel Rowe, No. 51,977, King's Own Regiment, Lancaster Regiment, Richmond Barracks, Dublin, who enlisted before he was 18 years of age, has twice applied to purchase his discharge since 1st May, 1920; that a money order for the full amount of his discharge has been forwarded twice to his commanding officer, but each time returned, on the last occasion accompanied by a letter stating that no further action can 627W be taken until his application has been approved of through the usual channels; and if he will have inquiries made why the purchase of his discharge is so long delayed?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I am not aware of this case, but inquiries are being made, and I will let the hon. Member know the result as soon as possible.