HC Deb 30 July 1941 vol 373 cc1421-2W
Mr. Wootton-Davies

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of fully- trained Army officers who have, since the start of the war, been allowed to return to civil life; and the main reasons for such concessions?

Captain Margesson

Apart from officers who are medically unfit, 1,846 officers have been released indefinitely from the Army, and 874 have been granted temporary release since the outbreak of war. Releases are normally granted either at the request of a Government Department for work of national importance, or on compassionate grounds.