Army Short-Service Engage-Ments (Discharge).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 17th May 1922.

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Photo of Sir Philip Colfox Sir Philip Colfox , Dorset Northern


asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that soldiers serving on short-service engagements whose term of colour service expires before 1st April, 1923, are being compulsorily discharged at short notice; whether, seeing that, in view of the present condition of the labour market, the month's furlough granted to these men is not adequate to enable them to find work, he will state when the terms of compensation mentioned in paragraph 5 of War Office telegram W.O. AG 8 B/BM/9058 will be announced; and will urgent steps be taken to settle and publish these terms of compensation immediately?