HC Deb 11 July 1922 vol 156 cc1015-6
12. Major BROWN

asked the Secretary of State for War why the Army has not followed the example of the Navy, and cut down the period of commands to such time as would give a chance of employment to those now on half-pay; and whether he is aware that the present practice is particularly hard as regards officers who have been specially promoted for service in the late War?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

This matter was carefully examined by the Army-Council in 1919, and it was not considered desirable to make the alteration suggested.


Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that it is extremely hard on officers who were specially promoted for services in the War?

Lieut.-Colonel STANLEY

I am afraid that there is bound to be some hardship in these matters, but the matter has been considered carefully by the Army Council.