HC Deb 09 July 1913 vol 55 cc422-3W

asked the Secretary for. War whether the Regulations provide that an officer serving in India who retires on retired pay for the purpose of serving in the Special Reserve. is compelled to pay the passage money of the officer who fills his vacancy, while an officer who resigns his commission altogether is not so charged; and, if so, whether an amendment to these Regulations will be considered?

Colonel SEELY

The facts are as stated, the reason being that an officer who accepted the retaining fee on transfer to the Special Reserve could reasonably be expected to pay the passage money of his successor in the Regular Army. The question is receiving consideration.