§ MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S.E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he has seen the statement in The Army and Navy Gazette of 27th May, that, out of 5,000 posts under Government suitable for discharged and Reserve men, only 220 are so allotted; and whether he can state the number of appointments reserved for old soldiers by the State in Germany, Austria-Hungary, and France respectively?
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN,&c.) Stirling,
I am not aware upon what basis the figures quoted rest, and I cannot, therefore, give an opinion of their accuracy. As to foreign countries, I would refer the hon. and gallant Gentleman to the Paper recently presented to Parliament containing Reports from Her Majesty's Embassies in Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, and Italy.