§ COLONEL LOCKWOOD (Essex, Epping)
To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state when the claims of the reserve officers, as put forward in answer to a Circular-letter from the War Office on 3rd April, will receive an answer; and when those officers who desire it will be relieved from employment.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The recommendations in response to the Circular-letter have been received, and will shortly be dealt with. The reserve officers will be gradually released as their services can be spared, but it is improbable that, as they are doing the work of regular officers, they can be relieved at once pending the return of the regular troops from South Africa.