HC Deb 11 March 1919 vol 113 c1057
10. Lieutenant-Colonel SPENDER CLAY

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that those non-commissioned officers and men of the Mechanical Transport Section, Royal Army Service Corps, who enlisted before 1916 at the abnormally high rate of 6s. a day, are still refused demobilisation, notwithstanding the fact that their pre-war employers have complied with every requirement of the demobilisation directorate of the War Office and of the Resettlement Department of the Ministry of Labour; and whether he can see his way to reduce the cost of the Army administration by issuing the necessary orders for the immediate demobilisation of these men without exception?

Captain GUEST

Men of the corps referred to are being demobilised as the exigencies of the Service permit and subject to the liability to be retained if required for the military machinery of demobilisation until they can be relieved or their services dispensed with. Every effort is being made to replace men so retained as early as possible.


Will priority be given to those men who enlisted before 1916?