§ Mr. MACLEAN
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can state the reason why Lieut. W. H. Chadwick was dismissed from the Army when acting-captain of a regiment in Burma; whether he is aware that previous to his marriage this officer received high recommendations for his zeal and efficiency; and whether he is prepared to have an inquiry to ascertain if satisfactory reasons were produced to justify this officer's discharge?
§ Earl WINTERTON
I have been asked to reply. Lieut. Chadwick was not dismissed from the Army. He held a temporary commission in the Indian Army Reserve of Officers from which he was released in May, 1920. He applied far a permanent commission in the Indian Army for which the authorities were unable to recommend him. Previous service in the Reserve carried no claim as of right to a permanent commission. My Noble Friend has satisfied himself that Lieut. Chadwick's application, like others which were also unsuccessful, received proper consideration and was treated strictly on its merits.