HC Deb 28 July 1919 vol 118 c1822

asked the Secretary of State for War whether any men who enlisted before 1916 are still in India; if so, whether any of them are employed in any of the operations on the North-West Frontier; and whether the time has arrived to repatriate all men with more than two years' service in the Near or Mid East?


Yes, Sir; owing to the temporary suspension of demobilisation in India, there are men who joined before 1916 still in that country, arid some of these men arc probably employed in the field Army. With regard to the last-part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the Memorandum published on the 17th instant, which explains how we hope to release the, remainder of the forces if conditions permit.