§ Colonel MILDMAY
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the detention in India of 1914 men in consequence of shortage of transport, he will consider the possibility of demobilising in India such of these men as may be desired to be released in that country?
§ Mr. FORSTER
It was laid down in the original demobilisation Regulations that 1647W applications from officers and soldiers serving abroad to be demobilised locally would be considered by the General Officer Commanding concerned, who in dealing with such applications takes cognisance of each applicant's financial standing or promise of employment. This procedure is being followed at the present time.