HC Deb 25 May 1943 vol 389 cc1392-3
19. Mr. Turton

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will reintroduce substantive promotion in the Territorial Army that has been embodied?

Sir J. Grigg

I am not satisfied that there is sufficient case for changing the present policy under which Territorial Army officers receive promotion under war-time regulations only.

Mr. Turton

Is my right hon. Friend aware that in some units Regular Army officers are receiving substantive promotion which has been denied to Territorial officers, and will he reconsider the matter?

Sir J. Grigg

Substantive promotion in the case of the Regular Army is based on the pre-war establishment.