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Education Corps Draft (Declaration)

Volume 415: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1945

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41.

asked the Secretary of State for War why Army Education Corps drafts, being prepared for dispatching to India, were ordered to sign a declaration at the Army School of Education, at Wakefield, on 22nd October, stating that they would not divulge to the Press, or relatives, any details concerning the method and date of departure from this country.

:This declaration was obtained in error. It was a war-time procedure, necessary for security reasons, which is now being stopped.

What steps are being taken to prevent a recurrence of similar futile errors in future, and will any action be taken against the men who made that error?