HC Deb 17 August 1916 vol 85 cc2078-9W

asked the Secretary of State for War if it is the practice to give the same facilities to men of the Non-Combatant Corps who are obeying military orders the same privileges in regard to leave and free railway passes as the men in combatant regiments get; and, if so, why men in No. 1 Company, Non-Combatant Corps, who are employed in skilled trades at soldiers' pay in the Government yard at Aldershot, have been refused free passes and told that if they want free passes they must be willing to join a combatant corps?


The instructions issued are in the sense of the first part of the question. As regards the latter part of the question I am not aware that there has been any misunderstanding in the Aldershot Command, but, if there has been, it will have been removed by a letter which was recently sent.