HC Deb 24 February 1919 vol 112 cc1418-9W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that officers holding acting rank senior to the substantive rank and who have had the responsibilities due to their acting rank receive gratuities based only on their substantive rank, the gratuities due to officers in the Territorial Force are, owing to the comparative slowness of their promotion, lower than they are in the case of other branches of the Service; and whether he will take steps to remove this injustice?


asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that pre-war Territorial Royal Army Medical Corps officers were gazetted on the 30th October, 1918, from temporary rank to acting rank, and although they continued to receive the same pay, an Army Order was promulgated on the 29th November, 1918, stating that gratuities would not be paid to them on acting rank; and whether steps will be taken to rectify this seeming injustice?

Captain GUEST

As already stated, this matter is at present under consideration, and I would refer in particular to the answer to a question on the subject put by my hon. Friend the Member for Derbyshire (West) on Tuesday last to the effect that the matter is under consideration and that the special position of the Territorial officers is not being lost sight of.