HC Deb 04 May 1896 vol 40 c436

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, with reference to the Resolution of the House of the 21st April regarding the employment of reserve or time-expired soldiers and sailors, and to the statement made by the representative of the War Office that an officer would be appointed at the War Office to take charge of the duties connected with the employment of these men, can he state if an officer has yet been appointed, and what rank he will hold; and whether he is specially appointed for this duty, or is it to be combined with other duties; also what assistance he will be given, and whether it is proposed to provide funds in this year's Army Estimates for his pay and that of his staff?


The duty referred to will form part of the work carried on in the office of the Inspector-General of Recruiting, and will be specially attended to by Colonel Borrett, Assistant-Adjutant-General for Recruiting. He will be given the necessary clerical assistance, but owing to reductions in other branches of the office, it can be afforded to him without any increase of the War Office Vote.