HC Deb 07 June 1917 vol 94 cc356-7W
General CROFT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the War Office will now consider the promotion of recruiting officers who have done exceptional work since the, commencement of the War or, failing that, whether a higher honorary rank could be granted to those who have especially distinguished themselves in recruiting work for the Army?


The question of the promotion of recruiting officers has been considered and a scale of ranks was drawn up for the various appointments on the recruiting staff. General Officers Commanding-in-Chief of Commands have been asked to submit recommendations for promotion under these terms and a number of promotions have already been carried out. I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that the question of the promotion of recruiting officers is not being lost sight of, and the excellent work done by the whole of the staff throughout the country during the heavy stress of work is fully appre- ciated, but he will realise that it is quite impossible to recognise this by giving promotion in every individual ease.