§ Mr. Hoy
asked the Secretary of State for War on what grounds are promotions given to officers in the R.A.P.C; why are officers with long experience and overseas service overlooked, even when recommended, while younger men with less service and qualifications are promoted; and are the unsuccessful officers informed as to the reason why promotion has been denied to them.
§ Mr. Lawson
Promotion in the R.A.P.C, as in other arms and corps, is by selection on grounds of merit and suitability for authorised vacancies on the establishment. An officer may at any time ask for an interview with his commanding officer on any subject, including promotion.