HC Deb 14 August 1919 vol 119 c1649W

asked the Secretary of State for War what steps have been taken to release the men who have been serving for long periods with the Royal Engineers (Signals) in India and Egypt; whether it is now possible for the Southern telegraphists to handle in a reliable and expeditious manner the whole of the telegraph work which is necessary to the War Office military organisation; and whether he will give an assurance that the Royal Engineers' signallers shall be released on the same lines and under the same conditions as the men in all other units?


I am making inquiries and will write to the hon. Member as soon as possible.