§ 10. Captain GARRO-JONES (for Mr. HORE-BELISHA)
asked the Secretary of State for War, with reference to Army Order 751, if he is aware of the grievance felt among those artificer gunners who have had to serve for a much longer period than three years before promotion to lance-bombardier; and whether in such cases he will consider a reduction in the qualifying period of service for bombardier?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Sir Laming Worthington-Evans)
I regret that I am unable to agree to any reduction in the qualifying periods of service laid down in the new scheme of promotion for Royal Artillery artificers and certain other Army tradesmen.