§ COLONEL SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
I beg to ask the under Secretary of State for War how many officers are now wanting to complete the establishment of the Volunteer Force?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The number of combatant officers deficient on the establishment of the Volunteer Force is 1,304. Since the issue of the outfit allowance two years ago the deficiency in officers has been reduced by 350.