HC Deb 30 October 1956 vol 558 cc128-9W
75. Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that an officer of the Regular Army Reserve of Officers, whose name has been sent to him by the hon. Member for Arundel and Shoreham, was detained under certificate in a mental home from November, 1953, until March, 1954, when he was discharged uncured, having been advised that he was incurable ; that this officer is still on the Regular Army Reserve of Officers and drawing retired pay ; and what appointment is earmarked for this lieutenant-colonel in the present emergency.

Mr. F. Maclean

This officer retired voluntary in 1950 and in the normal way was transferred to the Regular Army Reserve of Officers. The information contained in the first part of the Question had not been given to the War Office ; but his retired pay is in no way linked with his fitness for recall. He is not earmarked for any appointment in the present emergency.