§ Major McLEAN
asked the Secretary of State for War if it is contemplated reducing the term of lieuts.-colonel service in their rank to less than five years in order to speed up tie promotion of junior officers who have held general's rank in the War?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The term of service in the rank of lieutenant-colonel is already four years, except in the case of the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Army Service Corps. In these300W latter arms, the reduction of the period from five to four years is at present under consideration.