62. Colonel Sir ALAN SYKES
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the recent decision of the Army Council to allow non-commissioned officers and men of the force to count their war service as double in reckoning the number of years necessary to serve to qualify for the efficiency medal, while a similar concession is denied to the officers in reckoning the number of years necessary to serve to qualify for the Terri- 1468 torial decoration, he will consider putting the officers on the same footing as the men as regards counting war service?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
It has been decided that war service shall count double in reckoning the number of years service necessary to qualify for the Territorial Force Officers' Decoration, and the necessary instructions are in preparation.