§ 28 and 29. Mr. HOGGE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War (1) what justification there is for employing so many majors in command of Labour Companies in view of the Army Council Instruction which gives authority for the acting rank 971 of captain to be given to officers who hold lower ranks but are appointed to such commands; (2) whether more suitable employment than commanding Labour Companies could be given to field officers?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
The reason for the employment of field officers is that there are a large number of suitable majors available whose services can be made use of in this way.