HC Deb 04 May 1916 vol 82 cc137-8W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War what course should be followed in cases where the names of candidates for commissions have been forwarded by commanding officers to the War Office through the different commands and, after six weeks or more have elapsed, nothing is heard of the applications?


The candidates should await instructions as to their joining officer cadet units for training. In selecting candidates for admission to such units preference is given to those who have served with the Forces in the field. The delay is caused by the fact that candidates are far more numerous than are vacancies, and in future a notification to this effect will be sent in each case.