HC Deb 10 August 1904 vol 140 c19
* SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War when the new system of recruitment for two or nine years will come into force; and if recruiting for other periods of service for the Line will cease.


I am not prepared at the present moment to fix a precise date for the commencement of the new system of recruiting. As soon as the new system comes into force the present period of three years service for the Line will cease.

MR. LOUGH (Islington, W.)

Does the right hon. Gentleman consider himself at liberty to introduce this scheme before it receives the approval of Parliament?


Legislative sanction is not necessary.