HC Deb 23 June 1898 vol 59 c1224
Mr. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the important changes in enlistment for the Army inaugurated this year, the Government will furnish to the House, early in July, a Return showing the number of men enlisted during the three months ending 30th June, specifying how many are specials for height or physique, and comparing these numbers with similar figures for the same three months of last year, and also stating the number of reservists in each of the three arms who have rejoined during this period of this year, so that the country may be given, before the recess, the opportunity of judging the effect on enlistment of recent Army reforms?


It is unusual to give a Return for isolated periods; but a statement can be made, either when the War Office Vote is under discussion or in reply to a Question.