HC Deb 01 April 1897 vol 48 c283
MR. W. H. MYERS (Winchester)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War will he explain why the Officer commanding the First Volunteer Battalion Hants Regiment, having upon the rolls five in excess of the authorised establishment, has been directed by the War Office to strike off five efficient volunteers in preference to five non-efficients?


A commanding officer is not entitled to enrol volunteers in excess of his establishment. If he does so, when his roll is received, he is ordered to strike off those last enrolled as the men for whom there was no proper vacancy.