HC Deb 23 July 1940 vol 363 c585
35. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that British subjects until recently resident as civilians in France have been able to secure commissions in the British Army within a short time of reaching this country whilst ex-officers in this country have been waiting the grant of a commission for some months; and whether applicants for commissions who join the ranks because commissions have not yet been granted will thereby be precluded from receiving commissions for which they have applied?

Mr. Eden

I am not aware that any undue preference has been given to candidates for commissions who have lived in France. Applicants for commissions who join the ranks are considered for commissions under the same conditions as their fellow soldiers.