HC Deb 26 March 1946 vol 421 cc201-2
76. Captain Baird

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will discontinue the regulations whereby Servicemen who desert have their demobilisation group number postponed, and are treated for demobilisation as if they had only joined the Service at the time of their desertion.

Mr. Lawson

The present rules whereby service prior to desertion is forfeited for the purpose of computing the release date of non-Regular Servicemen are under consideration. The position of Regular Servicemen in this regard is also being considered.