HC Deb 31 July 1912 vol 41 c2074W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether any orders have been issued within the past ten weeks to any barracks in the South of England to the effect that soldiers of two years' service who desired might take their discharge; if so, can he state from which barracks men have taken their discharge and the number of men discharged from each barracks; what are the reasons for the issue of such orders; and to which barracks, and upon what dates, were these orders issued?

Colonel SEELY

The reply is in the negative. No such orders have been issued.