HC Deb 25 February 1919 vol 112 c1554
8. Sir H. CRAIK

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is preparedto consider an improvement in the conditions under which senior officers are thrown out of employment in order to facilitate the promotion of junior officers; and whether it is proposed that such senior officers, instead of being put on half-pay, shall be granted the full amount of retired pay?

Captain GUEST (Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)

This question is under consideration.


Will my hon. Friend give me some idea, as this is a very urgent question and officers of senior ranks are being compelled to retire and thus are losing several hundreds a year, when a decision will be come to?

Captain GUEST

The question is receiving urgent consideration.