§ 25. Mr. RONALD MCNEILL
asked why acting paymasters in the Army are refused commissions as officers and do not enjoy 168 even temporary or honorary rank, although while actually on duty they are designated as officers; and whether there is any reason why acting paymasters should not be placed on an equal footing in this respect with civilians employed in the medical and veterinary cervices.
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Baker)
Temporary commissions are only granted to acting paymasters when required to proceed abroad for duty with the Expeditionary Force. It would, I think, be undesirable to grant commissions to acting paymasters who are merely performing clerical work at home.