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Volume 414: debated on Thursday 11 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he will allow aliens serving in the Armed Forces to add to their period of service counting towards release any previous periods that they can establish they served during this war with other Allied Armies.

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will so adjust operations on the group release scheme that any period of service in an Allied Army during this war will be reckoned in assessing the age and service group of a man now in the British Army who has served in both.

The service which counts for release purposes is service in the Armed Forces of the Crown, and I am not prepared to extend this definition to include service in other Armed Forces. The proposal would, in any event, involve serious practical difficulties.