§ Mr. JOWETT
asked the Under Secretary of State for War whether there is any Army Council Instruction or other bar to prevent a British-born soldier, the son of a British mother, but whose father was born in Germany and denaturalised twenty-two years ago, being accepted for a commission if he has been recommended whilst on active service at the front in France or elsewhere on the ground that one of his parents was born in Germany?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
There is no instruction or bar to prevent a British-born soldier being accepted for a commission provided that he is recommended and sent home by a Commander-in-Chief in the Field. Prior to the award of a commission the soldier has to undergo a course of training and be reported on satisfactorily during that course.