§ 11. Major Harvie Watt
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in order 1689 to obviate the loss of valuable tradesmen from the postal and transportation units of the Royal Engineers, Supplementary Reserve, he can arrange to increase the age-limits for compulsory discharge from these units?
§ Mr. Hore-Belisha
Yes, Sir. In the case of Postal units the age limit for discharge of warrant officers, Class I, has been increased from 46 years to 50 years. In the case of transportation units specially selected tradesmen, who are now discharged at age 46, will be allowed to re-engage up to the age of 50, and thereafter, subject to War Office approval, for periods of one year at a time up to age 55.