HC Deb 04 March 1881 vol 259 c332

asked the Secretary of State for War, the number of men in sections B and C of the 1st Class Army Reserve who have volunteered to return to the colours on the terms of the Army Circular of the 12th of February 1881, and the proportion per cent. of those who have volunteered, to the strength of those sections on the 1st of February 1881?


Sir, men from the Army Reserve are volunteering from day to day, and it would be quite useless at this moment, even if we had the particulars, to give the proportions from sections B and C to the aggregate strength of those sections. If my hon. and gallant Friend will speak to me on some day late in April, when volunteering has closed and all the Returns have come in, I may be able to give him the information he requires.