§ 61. Mr. George Craddock
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will release No. 4252292 SAC/A/Cpl. Peel, J. M., Royal Air Force Police, by purchase so that he may enter a teacher training college.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
No. As my noble Friend the Minister of Defence for the Royal Air Force has explained to my hon. Friend in previous correspondence, mantling in Corporal Peel's rank and trade is at present below the level at which discharge by purchase can be permitted, except in extreme compassionate circumstances, which do not exist in his case. Although he occupies third position on the waiting list for his trade for discharge by purchase, I cannot forecast when this will be allowed.