HC Deb 13 July 1899 vol 74 cc686-7
MR. YOXALL (Notts, W.)

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is able to give an assurance that the Committee on War Office Reorganisation, of which he is chairman, will consider the advisability of recommending that the claims of officers wounded in action and rendered unfit for military service, but not incapacitated from performing secretarial and administrative duties at the War Office, shall be favourably considered for appointment to the clerical staff in the Adjutant General's Department, Quartermaster General's Department, and Ordnance Department on vacancies occurring in those departments.


Officers who have been wounded in action, and whom it is possible to retain on the active list, have from time to time been employed at headquarters upon such duties as they are competent to perform, but the Secretary of State is unable to give an undertaking that such officers will be employed in large numbers at the War Office.