§ Mr. G. LOCKER-LAMPSON
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that the desirability of recognising the superior services of Army officers whose duties during the War necessitated their holding temporary or acting rank higher than their normal rank has been assented to in the case of officers giving up their commissions or placed on the unemployed list by Army Order 376, of 1918, which grants to such officers the permanent retention of the highest rank they may have held for an aggregate minimum period of six months, he will now complete this recognition by extending it to Army officers who continue to serve their country on the active list by granting to all such officers honorary rank equivalent to the highest temporary or acting rank which they may have held during the War for a minimum period of six months, thus giving in both cases equal recognition for equal service and at the same time eliminating the present differential treatment to officers on the active list?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
It is not considered desirable to extend the provisions of Army Order 376, of 1918, in the manner suggested. Where an officer's services in a higher rank have been such as to merit the grant of higher rank while still on the active list, such recognition is given by the grant of brevet rank.