§ Mr. R. MACDONALD
asked the Undersecretary of State for War whether a battalion of the Leicester Regiment is being formed composed entirely of men who have been in overseas service and who, because of wounds or sickness, have been placed in home service grades; whether men are being taken from this battalion and are being sent to Aldershot preparatory to being sent into combatant service abroad; and whether he will reconsider this policy?1867W
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
I cannot answer the first two parts of the question. With regard to the last part, the policy of the Army Council is to take every reasonable precaution to ensure that men will be utilised on duties for which they are fitted.