HC Deb 01 February 1900 vol 78 cc274-5
* SIR ALBERT ROLLIT (Islington, S.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War is it the intention of the War Office to adhere to the Special Army Order of 2nd January, 1900, under which members of Volunteer corps on active service are to be considered supernumeraries, and to restrict recruiting to the normal strength of each corps.


The effect of the Army order mentioned is to allow Volunteer corps to add as many new members as they have sent men to the front. The possibility of further extending this permission so as to allow the corps to exceed its establishment is under consideration.