§ 25. Mr. THURTLE
asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that there are a number of men belonging to the Royal Army Service Corps who have been stationed at Abassia, Cairo, for more than five years; and whether, seeing that the usual term of service at this station is four years, he can hold out any hope of these men being brought back to this country in the near future?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
The normal period of service in Egypt is five years, not four. The men of the Royal Army Service Corps referred to, who, owing to special circumstances, have been kept beyond the normal period, will be brought home during the present trooping season. Reliefs have already been sent out.