HC Deb 29 March 1898 vol 55 cc1225-6

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, with reference to his statement that for a large war our two Army Corps will be complete, whether it is intended to make public the names of the commanders, generals, and staffs of those corps, and to afford them opportunities of practising their commands and duties; whether the nine units in each Army Corps, shown in the Regulations for Mobilisation, 1894, as non-existent in peace, will now be organised and exercised to make the corps complete; and whether the Army Corps areas, which in those Regulations most inconveniently overlap one another, will be re-adjusted and made self-contained, to facilitate mobilisation in case of emergency?


It is not at present intended to make public the names of the Staff officers who would be employed in case of mobilisation. The units referred to would only be assembled when mobilisation might take place; but certain bearer companies, field hospitals, and ammunition columns are, from time to time, mobilised for training. Every endeavour is being made to arrange for drawing the troops forming the several brigades, divisions, and Army Corps from the same or adjoining districts.