20. Colonel BURN
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will favourably consider the cases of officers and non-com- 750 missioned officers who, through no fault of their own, were made prisoners by our enemies, and who have in consequence suffered as regards promotion?
Officers who, through no fault of their own, were made prisoners by the enemy have been considered for promotion, and where eligible have been promoted. As regards non-commissioned officers, the question is under consideration.
§ Colonel ASHLEY
Why should there be different treatment for commissioned and non-commissioned officers?