asked the Secretary of State for War it he intends before the liecess to make any statement with regard to the preferential treatment in respect to the demobilisation of men who enlisted under the Derby scheme?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the Memorandum recently published, which makes provision for the release of Derby men who joined the Colours prior to 1st July, 1916. I regret that I can make no statement at present regarding the release of men who joined the Colours after that date unless they are otherwise eligible on account of age or wounds received, etc.