HC Deb 13 March 1896 vol 38 cc886-7
MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S. E.)

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office, whether he will consider the advisability of destroying the defaulters' sheets of boys on joining the ranks or attaining the age of 18, in order that slight misdemeanours thus entered on the sheets may not prejudice the promotion of non-commissioned officers of good character in their future service?


The military authorities are strongly opposed to the course suggested in the Question, and the Secretary of State, as at present advised, is not prepared to make the change indicated by the hon. Member.