§ 19. Viscount CRANBORNE
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether a decision has now been reached regarding the appointment of a Chief of the Imperial General Staff when (Sir George Milne's tenure of this position ends?
§ Mr. COOPER
Yes, Sir. The late Government decided that, in view of the forthcoming Disarmament Conference, it
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§ would not be in the public interest for any change to be made in the immediate future. They therefore invited the Field Marshal to accept an extension of his appointment by one year from February next. His Majesty's present Government have endorsed this action and are glad to be able to utilise the ripe experience of this distinguished officer both in connection with the programme of economies necessarily imposed on the Army by the exigencies of the financial situation and during the course of the proceedings of the Disarmament Conference.