HC Deb 13 June 1892 vol 5 c894
MR. NORRIS (Tower Hamlets, Limehouse)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if any record is kept by the commanding officers of Volunteer regiments as to the usual occupation of men joining; and if he can state the number of officers deficient of the proper complement in the entire force, and if any means are being taken to supply such deficiency?


The muster-roll book of a Volunteer corps contains a column in which the occupation of a Volunteer at the time of joining is shown. There are at present 1,579 officers deficient in the Volunteer Force; and I have already stated by what means it is hoped to make the Service more attractive.