Mr. H. C. GREEN (Vancouver South):
I wish to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence. In Pacific coast papers reaching here yesterday there are dispatches
Army-Reversion oj Officers
to the effect that five hundred officers of the Canadian, active army within the Pacific command are being reverted in small groups to reserve force status, which means thait they are being discharged from the active army. The dispatches state that these officers are receiving letters informing them of recommendations for their reversion, and they are asked to furnish a statement within fourteen days setting forth reasons why they should not be so reverted. Further, it is stated, if the officer does not wish to submit reasons why he should not be reverted he is asked to sign the following statement:
I do not wish to make any statement against the recommendation that I cease to be on active service (returned to reserve force status).
Will the minister tell us whether or not these dispatches are correct and, if so, what provision is being made for giving these officers rehabilitation grants and any1 other allowances that would be given if they were discharged in the ordinary way.
Subtopic: REVERSION OF ACTIVE SERVICE OFFICERS TO RESERVE FORCE STATUS