§ 7. Mr. CROOKS
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.