§ Sir FRANCIS BLAKE
asked the Secretary of State for War whether an officer 613W who has served for three years as lieutenant-colonel commanding a battalion and subsequently has been employed as an area commander with the rank of lieutenant on the staff is entitled on demobilisation to have his service as lieutenant-colonel taken into consideration in computing his gratuity or is it assessed for the whole period on the lower rank?
§ Mr. FORSTER
If the officer in question held acting rank for a period exceeding six months, his gratuity is assessed on such rank. Perhaps my hon. Friend will communicate to me particulars of the case he has in mind.