HC Deb 18 March 1919 vol 113 c1902
42. Lieutenant-Colonel WALTER GUINNESS

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the large number of men with long service as non-commissioned officers in the Regular Army who have accepted permanent commissions during the War, they may be put on the same basis as those promoted to commissions from first-class warrant rank as regards retired pay, etc., and allowed to reckon their service in the ranks year for year instead of one year for every two years in the ranks, as at present?


A warrant officer Class 1 only counts his service in that class in full. His previous service in lower rank counts only as half. It is not proposed to alter that rule.

Lieutenant-Colonel GUINNESS

In view of the large number of maturer age than in peace time who have gained commissions from the ranks, is not there strong reason to alter the rules so as to keep them on in the Service?


It is not proposed at present, but I have no doubt my hon. and gallant Friend's question will be considered in the course of the general reconsideration of policy.