§ 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?
§ *MR. E. STANHOPE
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.