HC Deb 19 February 1917 vol 90 cc998-9W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he can give an assurance that no officers on the active list ace appointed as military representatives on local or appeal tribunals unless they are of senior rank or have already been on active service?


The policy of this Department is only to employ officers who are either over military age or unfit for general service. When tribunals were first set up it was necessary for the military authorities to be represented by officers with legal training at Appeal Tribunals, and as these military representatives had to be found immediately, a certain number of Territorial officers with legal training were taken. A number of these are now being replaced.