Gunner's Application.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 2nd June 1942.

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Dr. Russell Thomas:

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has now made arrangements for the transfer into paratroops of Gunner Pragnell, No. 1732067, the details of whose case he has already received?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

Gunner Pragnell has been interviewed with a view to posting to a Parachute Battalion, but, I regret to say, was not found suitable.

Dr. Thomas:

In view of the keenness of this young man, may I ask my right hon. Friend whether he could reply earlier to the inquiries of hon. Members, and thus avoid Questions on these private matters having to be placed on the Order Paper?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

I will try to answer them as quickly as I can.

Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

Will the right hon. Gentleman also see that he takes the requisite time to go into these matters before replies are made?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

I imagine that the delay in replying in this case was due to the fact that the man was sent for an interview, and that the result of that interview was awaited.