Colonel C. BROWN
asked the Secretary of State for War if the experimental method of issuing amendments to Army Orders notified in June, 1927, has been approved; and whether he is aware that members of the public who purchase Army Orders have found this method both expensive and unsatisfactory?1008W
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
The new system, to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers, is concerned not with the issue of amendments to Army Orders but with the issue of amendments to books of Army regulations. Formerly such amendments were actually incorporated in Army Orders, but as the distribution of Army Orders does not coincide with the distribution of the various books of regulations, officers and other ranks in possesion of those books had difficulty in keeping them up to date. It was decided therefore as an experimental measure to issue amendments of books of regulations not as part of the Army Orders but as separate leaflets to the holders of the hooks. It is still too early to say definitely whether the advantages of the new system to officers and other ranks of the Army in whose interests it has been introduced are sufficient to justify its continuance.