HC Deb 15 May 1919 vol 115 cc1788-9W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether men who have spent three summers in Mesopotamia have been medically examined to see whether they are fit to stand another summer in that country; whether these men are eligible and have been promised demobilisation; and whether he will see that this promise is carried out?

Captain GUEST

I am not aware that any men in Mesopotamia have been medically examined for the purpose stated by my hon. Friend, but if they have spent three summers there they are probably eligible for demobilisation, unless they are serving under pre-war conditions of service and their term of Colour service has not been completed. Those who are eligible for demobilisation will be demobilised as rapidly as the exigencies of the Service permit.