§ Colonel ASHLEY
asked the Secretary for War if he will cause inquiries to be 1831 made as to the reason of the non-release from the Colours of Corporal R. Grundy, No. 6121, Military Mounted Police, who, as a member of the Yeomanry prior to August, 1914, has served throughout the War, in addition to being a tenant farmer?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Coporal Grundy is not registered by the War Office either as pivotal or for special release. If his length of service is as stated by my hon. and gallant Friend he is eligible for release unless he is serving under pre-war conditions and his term of Colour service is not completed.
Personnel of the Corps of Military Police employed with formations in the field or in garrisons, stations, and demobilisation units in the United Kingdom and overseas, are liable to be retained as part of the military machinery of demobilisation, even though eligible for demobilisation. Such men, however, are being released as soon as their services can be spared or they can be replaced.