HC Deb 01 March 1915 vol 70 c580W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the case of two men in the Royal Fusiliers, who have been applied for by name by a responsible authority commanding a unit, and have been hindered from receiving promotion by circumstances which prevent their commanding officer recommending them for commissions as he otherwise would do; and whether it is the policy of the War Office to prevent such promotion of men who since enlistment by energy and ability have specially Qualified themselves to receive commissions?


If the hon. Member will give me the names, regimental numbers and battalions of the two men to whom he refers, I will cause inquiries to be made. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.