HC Deb 25 May 1921 vol 142 c161W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that, although the members of the defence forces of those Crown Colonies and Protectorates which are not defined as a theatre of war in Army Order XX of 1918 and Army Order 301 of 1919 were not actually within the fighting zone, they had to perform much arduous work throughout the War of a military nature and more often than not on a voluntary basis without pay; and whether he will say, in these circumstances and having regard to the fact that over two and a half years have elapsed since the Armistice, how soon a decision will be reached in the matter?


I hope that a decision will very shortly be reached.