HC Deb 27 October 1919 vol 120 cc294-5W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will lay before the Army Council the desirability of demobilising at the earliest possible date those men who have either employment waiting for them or who are urgently needed for the development of industry in this country; and whether he will recommend this policy being adopted in view of the need for creating employment?


I regret that I cannot authorise the demobilisation of those men whose release is not provided for under the instructions at present in force, which are based upon age and length of service.