HC Deb 25 March 1886 vol 303 cc1789-90

asked the Secretary of State for War, If he will take into consideration the expediency of publishing in the monthly as well as the annual Army List the names of the Officers forming the Reserve Corps, seeing that space is found for the Warrant Officers and Sergeant Majors of the Army?


The full list of Reserve Officers is given in the official quarterly Army List. The monthly Army List is intended to be a distribution list of the officers in active employment, and as such it properly contains only such of the Reserve Officers as are actually employed at the time of publication. I am afraid that if this principle is departed from there would be no valid reason for refusing to insert everything which is in the quarterly list. In which case the monthly list would not only be increased in cost, but become far too bulky to fulfil the object desired.