Vote on Account.

Part of Orders of the Day — Supply. – in the House of Commons on 24th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

It is our intention to endeavour to get special direct enlistments into the Reserve. That has been done in the course of the past year, and it is intended to be continued, especially as far as key men are concerned. With regard to the question of my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Dulwich (Sir F. Hall), I will look into it. There is a difficulty. There has got to be a proper balance between the non-effective and the effective Vote. We must not take too many men on to full pension. The balance has to be maintained fairly. But I will see whether there has been any change such as my hon. and gallant Friend indicates in counting or not counting the years before 18 towards the 21 years' service.