HC Deb 29 April 1913 vol 52 c971

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that several battery staff-sergeants of the Royal Field Artillery have been refused permission to continue their service beyond twenty-one years, notwithstanding the fact that they are supported in their desire by the commanding officer, the ground of refusal being the stagnation of promotion to higher ranks; and whether he will consider the possibility of transferring their services to the Territorials, where they are needed?

Colonel SEELY

The facts are as stated in the question. The proposal of my hon. Friend is not practicable under our present arrangements.


May we hope that something will be done?

Colonel SEELY

I will certainly consider the question.