Temporary Officers.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 14th March 1922.

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Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

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asked the Secretary of State for War how many temporary officers are at present employed in His Majesty's Army?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

The number chargeable to Army funds is at present 1,767.

Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

Before regular officers are disbanded, will these temporary officers be got rid of?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

Obviously we shall endeavour to get rid of all temporary officers before the regular officers are dealt with. There may be some cases in which the technical knowledge of temporary officers will be a convenience.

Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

Has not a circular been sent to Aldershot that a very large number of artillery officers will be disbanded, and why will temporary officers remain?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

It does not follow that these temporary officers are artillery officers at all.