The scheme of the Council of Defence, of course, is this. There are the three great divisions of Army administration, and the idea is that capable and promising officers are withdrawn from the purely military side and put in, for a period of experience, as the principal officials in charge of these respective departments, and during that period they become part of the civil machine. As was asserted elsewhere, it is important that no one should regard himself as having any position of proprietorship of any of these Departments. Consequently the intention is to keep a movement so that a considerable number of officers will have had experience of work in what we might call the War Office, the civil side of Army administration. The object of the amendment, which was, as I say, intended to be in the draft originally, is that no one can be in charge of any of these Departments for a longer period than three years. At the termination of three years he simply reverts to his position in the Army as a military man.