§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he will state the number of Volunteer Corps in Scotland with English Officers as Adjutants; and, in view of the recent difficulty which has arisen with the Airdrie Volunteers, will he arrange, as far as possible, to appoint Scottish Officers as Adjutants of Scottish Volunteer Corps?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The nationality of individual officers is not considered in the case of Volunteer Adjutancies; but every effort is made to obtain as Adjutant of a Volunteer battalion an Officer from the Territorial regiment of which it forms a part. The great majority of Adjutants of Scottish Rifle Volunteers belong to Scottish regiments.