72. Miss WARD (for Mrs. COPELAND)
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether Army Order 394, of 16th September, 1914, authorising general officers to nominate temporary officers to units under their command, was the Army Order instituting the war-time expedient of temporary commissions; and if this expedient has ever been resorted to before?
§ Mr. HACKING
Army Order 394 of 1914, as amplified by Army Order 473 of 1914, was the Order which instituted the War-time expedient of temporary commissions. As far as I am aware, no similar expedient had been resorted to before.