Are not the overwhelming majority of letters about compassionate cases, which give a great deal of concern to all Members of this House, and can the right hon. Gentleman give some ruling on these compassionate cases which would give satisfaction?
I have given rulings and announced them to this House at great length. As regards the quantitative part
of the question, I think the answer is probably that something like one-third to a half of the cases are of compassionate posting, release or discharge.
Would it not be of assistance to my right hon. Friend in dealing with the vast mass of correspondence, if those sponsoring the case ensured that the normal machinery of the Army Welfare Service was utilised?