HC Deb 19 February 1900 vol 79 cc366-7
SIR CHARLES DILKE () Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether many officers, having recently served in the Horse and Field Artillery, were in the Reserve of Officers and drawing retired pay before the outbreak of the war; and whether it is intended to employ these officers in forming the forty-three new batteries.


The number of such officers was sixty-seven, and of these the subalterns have been already given employment. It is not at present intended to utilise the services of officers above that rank for the new batteries. They are being employed in other capacities as suitable opportunities offer.


Can the hon. Gentleman say how many subalterns?


There were very few.