HC Deb 07 June 1917 vol 94 c357W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he will give an undertaking that no officer who has done good service in the War, and who has for no fault of his own been relegated to unemployment, shall be recalled to a service without his consent in writing previously given and obtained, except in the rank and with the pay and allowances which he was drawing at the time he became unemployed; and whether, in the event of such an undertaking being given, it will include any officers who may have already been recalled from unemployment?


Normally an unemployed officer, if again taken into employment, is recalled in his own rank and with the pay and allowances of his rank. If an officer has been holding an appointment carrying pay higher than that of his rank, he does not revert to that rate of pay if he is recalled after unemployment.