§ Mr. PRINGLE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the Army Council has received a protest from the Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force), No. 4 Camp, Blackpool, signed by 1,104 men, against the indiscriminate transfer of trained men belonging to this unit, most of whom have served abroad and whose average service is over two and a half years, to Infantry units without the rights of appeal given to men under the Derby scheme or the Military Service Acts; and, if so, what action the Army Council intends to take in the matter?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
I would refer my hon. and learned Friend to the answer given on the 9th instant to the hon. Member for Leeds, West. No protest of the kind has been received in the War Office, so far as I can ascertain.
§ Mr. JOYCE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the case of Private T. Cleary, No. 54/093,679, trade clerk, now transferred to the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, F Company, Hut 49, Golden Hill, Freshwater, Isle of Wight; whether he is aware that Thomas Cleary joined the Army Service Corps as a clerk in April, 1915; why this man was transferred to an Infantry regiment against his will; if 2132W Cleary protested, and if his protest was overruled although his transfer was illegal; and, if so, will the case be considered with the view of returning this man to the corps he joined when he entered the Service, and to the position he occupied in that corps?