§ 23. Mr. LEONARD LYLE
asked the Secretary of State for War whether it was customary, whilst the Army School Department was under the administration of the Adjutant-General, to issue duplicate certificates of education in the event of the original documents being lost or destroyed through no fault of the intended recipient; whether this procedure has been abandoned now that the Education Department is under the administration of the Chief of the Imperial Staff; and, if so, whether he will give instructions that the issue of duplicate certificates shall be resumed in the cases mentioned.
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Although it was customary in certain special cases to issue duplicate certificates of education in the event of original documents being lost 1218 or destroyed, the Special Army Certificate which has been instituted by the Education Department under the administration of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff is accepted by the Universities and various other learned bodies as equivalent to Matriculation Examination. In view of the obligations which these arrangements entail to reduce the possibilities of malfeasance, it is considered that duplicate certificates cannot safely be issued. In order that no hardship may be inflicted careful record of all certificates issued is kept at the War Office, and the candidate or any responsible body or person interested will be furnished with a transcript of the record on application.