HC Deb 22 March 1900 vol 81 cc36-7

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, in selecting officers for the post of Inspector-General of Auxiliary Forces and Recruiting, it has been the practice to attach more weight to their general efficiency as staff officers than to their special knowledge and experience of the Auxiliary forces; and whether it is intended, in filling the new posts on the headquarter staff that will deal with the Auxiliary forces, to select from those who, by serving as adjutants of Auxiliary forces, or by being otherwise employed with them, have acquired special knowledge and experience of those forces.


In reply to the first paragraph the officers have been selected for their general suitability for the various duties entrusted to them. A special acquaintance with the Auxiliary forces will guide the selection of the new staff referred to in paragraph two.