HC Deb 06 July 1911 vol 27 c1474W

asked the Under-Secretary for War if he will publish in the quarterly "Army List" the names of officers who, on retirement from the Militia, Volunteer, Special Reserve, or Territorial Forces, had sufficient qualifying service to entitle them to the privilege, and were permitted to retain their rank and wear the uniform of their corps; whether he is aware that persons who on retirement had not sufficient qualifying service, and therefore not entitled to the privilege, assume the rank and at times wear the uniform, and what steps he proposes to take to stop such irregularities; and whether such persons are liable to prosecution under the Act of Parliament introduced to prevent the wearing of His Majesty's uniforms by unauthorised persons?

Colonel SEELY

If the hon. Member will refer to pages 2111 to 2140 of the current official "Army List," published quarterly, he will find that the names of the officers in question are so included. No cases have been brought to the notice of the War Office in which persons with insufficient qualifying service have worn the uniform to which they were not entitled, but under the law governing such cases persons so acting render themselves liable to penalties.