HC Deb 20 February 1941 vol 369 c286
48. Colonel Arthur Evans

asked the Prime Minister whether he will state the technical difficulties which have arisen in connection with the decision, regarding the rank to be retained by officers of the three Fighting Services who have been discharged on medical grounds, which he indicated on 17th July last would be shortly announced; what is the present position, and when will the necessary regulations be issued by the Departments concerned?

Mr. Attlee

I regret that among the many pressing matters of importance which have had to be dealt with by the Departments concerned it has not yet been found possible to reach a final decision on this matter.

Colonel Evans

Will my right hon. Friend indicate when a decision is likely to be arrived at, bearing in mind that through no fault of their own the officers concerned are being deprived of an honour they have justly gained?

Mr. Attlee

I hope, very shortly.