§ CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he can say how soon it may be expected that the large number of staff appointments now vacant at the War Office will be filled, and when the officers already appointed to the staff of the War Office now receiving regimental pay only will receive the staff pay to which they are entitled.
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. ARNOLD-FORSTEE, Belfast, W.)
I am glad to state that these appointments will be filled up at a very early date, but I regret that at the present time I cannot give the hon. and gallant Member any further information.
§ CAPTAIN NORTON
I presume that the officers who have been put to these duties on regimental pay only will receive back pay from the time they started.