HC Deb 18 July 1922 vol 156 cc1873-4
3. Lieut.-Colonel HILDER

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give further consideration to the case of lieutenants who have served during the War, whose services have been satisfactory throughout, and who will be com-pulsorily retired owing to reduction of the strength of the Army; whether he is aware that these officers will receive no advantage as regards rank under the terms of Army Order 376 of 1918; and whether he will consider the advisability of recognising these officers' services by granting them a step in rank on retirement?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Lieut.-Colonel Stanley)

Officers who are compulsorily retired under Army Order 179 of 1922 are eligible for the rank authorised under the provision of Army Order 376 of 1918. It is not proposed to grant them higher rank than that to which they are entitled under this Army Order.