§ 4. Mr. PARTINGTON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether officers over forty-five years of age who are found permanently unfit for general service by a medical board may be informed that they are allowed to return to civil life?
§ Mr. TENNANT
No, Sir, I fear such an intimation would not be in the interest of the Army nor of the State at large. A 791 very large number of officers who have been found permanently unfit for general service are of the greatest use for training purposes and their return to civil life would be a loss to the Army from every point of view.