Mr. J. JONES
asked the Secretary of State for War whether officers are still being sent to the different centres to examine the arrangements for demobilisation; whether he is aware that a number of 1916 Derby men in the Royal Army Service Corps at Cologne, upon making inquiries as to their demobilisation, were informed that they could not be spared until further reinforcements were sent from England; whether this accurately represents the position; and whether he will have inquiries made into the matter?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The staff of inspectors of demobilisation has lately been reduced, but inspections continue to take place. With regard to the latter part of the question, I. am not aware of any 1016 Derby man in the Royal Array Service Corps at Cologne having been told that they could not be spared until further reinforcements are sent from England, and am making inquiries into the matter.