§ 22. Colonel ASHLEY
asked the Secretary of State for War if he can now state whether, on the conclusion of Peace, he will be prepared to consider applications for restoration of rank without pay or allowances from warrant and non-commissioned officers who, having rendered excellent service during the War, find them selves for various causes discharged in a lower rank than that held on mobilisation or attained during service, provided that such reduction was not in any way due to misconduct?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I understand my hon. and gallant Friend to refer to soldiers who have lost their rank owing to technical offences. This has been considered, but I regret that the suggestion cannot be entertained.