HC Deb 11 April 1918 vol 104 cc1665-6W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that complaints are being made regarding the language used on parade by the officer commanding and the company officer of the 87th Training Battalion, stationed at Clipstone Camp, Mansfield; and whether he will draw the attention of these two officers to the fact that the use of indecent language and epithets towards the boys in this battalion is unnecessary and unwise?


No, Sir; I was not aware of this. Section 435 of the King's Regulations makes it clear that the Army Council enjoin officers of any rank to adopt methods and treatment which will ensure respect for authority and foster feelings of self-respect and per- sonal honour. Without further particulars, I am afraid that I cannot make special inquiries in this particular case.