HC Deb 27 February 1940 vol 357 c1887
64. Dr. Summerskill

asked the Secretary of State for War what proportion of officers in the Women's Auxiliary Services are promoted from the ranks?

Mr. Stanley

Nearly 90 per cent. of the present officers of the Auxiliary Territorial Service were appointed while the Service was being formed. The remainder, with the exception of a few who served as officers in the last war, were appointed after service in the ranks, and this will continue to be the practice.