HC Deb 10 December 1941 vol 376 cc1547-8W
Major Peto

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider a qualifying period, similar to that applying to warrant officers and non-commissioned officers, for officers holding temporary rank satisfactorily, so that they could then be made war substantive in their rank, instead of, as at present, having to wait for appointment to a higher rank, an opportunity for which may never occur?

Mr. Sandys

The conditions governing promotion, other than substantive, of officers during the war are to a large extent common to the three Fighting Services, and I could not accept my hon. and gallant Friend's proposal without regard to its effect on the other Services and on the general system of promotion in wartime.