§ Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that there is misunderstanding in various regiments as to the exact conditions of bounty and leave to be granted to time-expired soldiers who re-enlist under the Military Service Act; and whether he will state categorically what the exact position is?
§ Mr. FORSTER
Men who have been discharged on termination of their engagement, and who are recalled to the Colours under the Military Service Act, 1916 (Session 2), or from the groups, are entitled to a bounty as laid down in Army Order X., of 20th June, 1916, but will not be entitled to a furlough. Men who, on termination of their current engagement, are retained with the Colours for the duration of the War under the Military Service Act, 1916 (Session 2), are entitled to a bounty, as laid down in Army Order X. of 20th June, 1916, and are to be given a month's furlough, if the exigencies of the Service allow.