§ COLONEL C. E. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if, having regard to the beneficial results to officers and men, and to the fact that in the event of the Volunteer Force of London being called upon it would have to act with battalions of Guards, and under those commanding officers of Guards Regiments by whom they are now brigaded, he will consider the expediency of classing them as Volunteer Battalions of the several Guards Regiments, instead of attaching them to corps, however distinguished, with which they have no territorial connection?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN, Stirling Burghs)
This subject was very fully considered a few years ago, and the conclusion arrived at was that the balance of advantage lay in not disturbing the present arrangement.
§ COLONEL HOWARD VINCENT
asked whether the right hon. Gentleman was aware that, under existing arrangements, officers and sergeants of the Guards had no opportunity of being employed as adjutants and instructors of Volunteer corps?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
said that point had been considered too, but there were arguments which could be urged against it.