ADMIRAL FIELD (Sussex, Eastbourne)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether their Lordships have approved of any proposal or formulated any scheme for the formation of an effective reserve of men formerly serving in the corps of Royal Marines, as stated to be under consideration in the speech of the First Lord on Naval Estimates; and if he can give the particulars to the House of such scheme?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
A. scheme for a reserve of men from the corps of Royal Marines is at present being prepared by the Deputy Adjutant General. It has not yet reached a shape in which to be submitted to the Board for approval, but I think I may already say that I foresee no great difficulties in the adoption of an effective plan. Some legislation may be necessary.