HC Deb 15 May 1916 vol 82 cc1114-5
40. Mr. KING

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether any special corps or regiment now exists in which officers or soldiers who are experts in various subjects are included; if so, what are the special badges or marks worn on the uniform of such men; what are their rates of pay; and whether any Members of Parliament not officially shown by the War Office in the OFFICIAL REPORT of the 6th January, 1915, to be borne on the strength of any other regiment are serving in this special corps or regiment?


There is no special corps or regiment into which all experts in various subjects are put, but there are experts in different corps and different arms. No special badges have been devised, so far as I am aware, to indicate these experts. There is no general rate of pay for experts, and as there is no special corps it follows that the answer to the last part of the question is in the negative. Speaking generally I am somewhat in the dark as to what my hon. Friend has in mind. Possibly he will enlighten me.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say what is the meaning of the green badges that I see officers wearing on their coats? It is quite an innovation.


I believe it is Intelligence.