68. Mr. Davidson
asked the Secretary of State for War the total number of rankers in the British Army promoted to commissioned rank in the years 1935 and 1936, respectively?
§ Sir V. Warrender
The figures are:— 1935, promotions to quartermaster 88, others 29, total 117; 1936, promotions to quartermaster 111 others 36; total, 147.
Under the new regulations will there be more opportunities for rankers to obtain commissioned rank?
The regulations recently agreed to by the House which the Secretary of State said would bring about improvements in the Army.