§ 9. Captain Ryder
asked the Secretary of State for War in view of the fact that the term "private soldier" is an inappropriate description, if he will take steps to 242 introduce a term more in keeping with modern conditions.
§ Captain Ryder
Is this not a splendid tribute to the spirit of private enterprise surviving in the ranks of the Army?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
Is the Minister aware that his answer will dispel the widespread anxiety felt in many quarters that there was to be some interference in the most important word in the ancient and honourable title of the Lord Privy Seal and of Privy Councillors generally?
§ Major Legge-Bourke
While I partly welcome the decision of my right hon. Friend on this matter, will he consider eliminating the impersonal word "personnel" from the military vocabulary?
§ Mr. Hector Hughes
Would it not be appropriate to call them all "gallant gentlemen" regardless of rank?