§ Mr. L. Berry
asked the Secretary of State for War whether there is any distinction in respect of war service increment between an officer who entered the Army on 3rd September, 1939, from the Territorial Army, the Officers' Emergency Reserve or the Supplementary Reserve of Officers and the officer commissioned from the ranks since the outbreak of war; and whether in the case of an officer commissioned from the ranks his total years of war service since 3rd September, 1939, count for war service increment or only those years since he received his commission.
§ Sir J. Grigg
Provided that in all cases the service as an officer has been on full pay and that in the case of an officer who has served in the ranks all his service is reckonable, the total service since 3rd September, 1939, of all officers of the same rank will count equally for the war service increments irrespective of the nature of their commissions.
§ Mr. Bellenger
asked the Secretary of State for War whether soldiers desiring to make a voluntary allotment to a dependant, in addition to a qualifying allotment for marriage allowance, are permitted to do so.