12 SEPTEMBER 1940, Page 3

Recently two other Departments, the Ministry of Labour and the

War Office have been brought into the field. It will be for Mr. Ramsbotham to explain (what is now obscure) how he proposes to give these 21 million young people, and especially the million boys between 14 and 18, something which existing authorities and societies cannot at present provide ; how many new instructors he hopes to obtain from the Army ; what importance he attaches to the County Badge scheme ; why it was necessary to make an announcement at this time. No doubt there are answers to these and many other questions which will be asked if a debate is allowed to take place next Tuesday.