§ MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S.E.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War how many non-commissioned officers and men will have to be drafted into the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards from the 2nd and 3rd Battalions to make up the Gibraltar strength of 978, in view of the fact that no recruits with less than three months' service are to go to Gibraltar; and, how many men there will then be in thn Ist Battalion Grenadier Guards with under one year's service?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK, Surrey, Guildford)
It will not be possible to answer this Question until some day in September, when the battalion for embarkation will be medically inspected.
§ COLONEL LOCKWOOD (Essex, Epping)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what will be the strength of the Second and Third Battalions Grenadier Guards on the departure of the First Battalion for Gibraltar?
§ MR. BRODRICK
Too many contingencies, between the present time and the date for the first battalion to embark, are involved for me to hazard a reply to this Question. Much must depend on recruiting, which is at present exceptionally brisk.