HC Deb 18 December 1941 vol 376 cc2080-1W
Major Procter

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will reconsider the question of allowing serving officers on pay to be sent for duty, whilst officers, to other than War Department services; and whether, in those cases where such officers are no longer required in military units or formations, he will arrange for their ceasing to be officers on being utilised by civilian Departments in the capacity of civilian employees?

Captain Margesson

A serving officer is not normally allowed to take up civilian employment before he has been officially released from military service. During the period of release he remains liable to recall but does not draw pay from Army funds or wear uniform.