HC Deb 19 April 1898 vol 56 c410

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War how many of the Headquarters Staff of the Army now employed in administrative duties at the War Office are detailed for employment in the Field Army in case of mobilisation for defence; what arrangements have been made for replacing them; and whether their substitutes are being specially trained in those administrative duties which mobilisation would make especially arduous and needful of trained experience?


The Secretary of State does not consider it expedient to state the number of officers now at headquarters who, under present arrangements, would be employed with the Field Army on mobilisation, but care will be taken that the work at headquarters is amply provided for, and progress towards decentralising mobilisation arrangements is being continually made.