§ MR. ELLIOTT LEES (Birkenhead)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether there is any information at the War Office to show whether the School for Auxiliary Cavalry at Aldershot has been one of the causes of the increased efficiency of the Yeomanry during recent years; whether it is proposed to abolish the school, and to revert to the long discarded system of attaching Yeomanry officers temporarily to Cavalry regiments; and, if so, upon what grounds; and, whether the opinion of officers commanding Yeomanry regiments will be ascertained by the authorities before arriving at a final decision?
§ * THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
It is not found that the School for Auxiliary Cavalry at Aldershot is altogether successful in imparting to the Yeomanry cavalry the instruction they most require, and other arrangements are under consideration. They have not yet, however, reached a stage at which it would be desirable to consult the commanding officers of the force, but their views will be ascertained before any final step is taken.