§ Mr. BAKER
asked the Secretary of State for War whether any Army order, 2420W instruction or circular letter was issued from the War Office in 1918 permitting officers in receipt of full pay to stand as candidates for Parliament; if so, would he give the terms of the instruction: and whether the privilege has been withdrawn and, if so, when?
§ Mr. WALSH
The answer to he first part of the question is in the affirmative. The instructions in question are rather long, and, with the hon. Member's permission, I will not read them, but I will send him copies. These instructions have not been withdrawn, but the general question of the candidature of State servants for Parliament is at present under consideration.