§ 59. Mr. Iremonger
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, with reference to paragraph 12 of Command Paper No. 231, which deals with the selection of those to be retired prematurely from the Armed Forces, his Department has yet determined the extent of the redundancy in the Army; and whether, within the categories affected, Army officers with less than five years to serve in their present rank are to be allowed to apply to be retired with the compensation offered under the scheme outlined in the Command Paper.
§ Mr. John Hare
The forecast extent of redundancy has, with minor exceptions, been made known to the Army.
Officers and other ranks in the categories affected have been invited to apply for premature retirement if they so desire.
This includes officers with less than five years to serve.