HC Deb 09 March 1903 vol 119 cc98-9
*MR. CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War why a recruit who joins the Militia and leaves it to join the Army within the same year is counted as two recruits.


Recruits who join the Regular Army from the Militia are reckoned as recruits for the Militia when they join the Militia, and as recruits for the Regular forces when they join the Regular forces. If any impression is thereby produced that those who join the Regular Army are available for the Militia, it will be well to make a note in the Inspector General of Recruiting's Report to make this clear, and I will call his attention to it.

In answer to a Question by Mr. CHARLES HOBHOUSE—

MR. BRODRICK said that when a Militia recruit passed to the Regular Army, he was taken off the strength of the Militia and added to that of the Army.