HC Deb 25 February 1919 vol 112 c1594W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that certain whole companies of the Royal Army Service Corps have been demobilised with the exception of one or two individuals, who have been transferred to other companies on account of being specially efficient and reliable; whethersuch action takes an unfair advantage of any specially diligent soldier who has been devoted to his work; and whether he will see that such cases as are put before him are demobilised without further delay, provided that the soldiers concerned are over thirty-seven years of age or joined up before 1st January, 1916, and have civilian work waiting for them at home?

Captain GUEST

Men of the Royal Army Service Corps who are eligible for demobilisation under existing Regulations are being demobilised as the exigencies of the Services permit, or, if temporarily required for the military machinery of demobilisation, as and when they can be individually substituted or dispensed with.