§ 37. Mr. SAMUEL ROBERTS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether in the public interest and in order to reduce the delay now experienced in the gazetting of commissions he will consider the desirability of simplifying the machinery through which the papers have to pass, either by reducing the number of channels or otherwise?
§ Mr. TENNANT
I have carefully considered the various steps taken in dealing with applications for commissions. Every effort is made to expedite matters, but I 1250 do not think it is advisable further to curtail the present procedure, having regard to the necessity for the exercise of proper care in eliminating doubtful or unsuitable candidates.