§ General COLVIN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he has considered the position of Teritorial non-commissioned officers and men whose units have been broken up and who can only obtain acting rank on promotion in the Regular units to which they are posted, but who on becoming casualties revert to their former rank, thereby losing pay and pension; and whether, having regard to the effect of this treatment, arrangements will be made whereby their rank should be made substantive?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
Non-commissioned officers and men of the Territorial Force who are posted to Regular units in the field are eligible for substantive promotion under the same conditions as other soldiers. Those who are given acting rank to fill temporary vacancies revert to their substantive rank on coming home, or as soon as they cease to perform the duties of the higher rank.