HC Deb 12 April 1905 vol 144 c1396
MAJOR SEELY (Isle of Wight)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War by what method it is proposed to decide the question as to whether a Militia battalion shall or shall not be transformed into a home-service battalion of the Regular Army; whether a bare majority of officers or men or both will be considered adequate; and, if not, what proportion will be considered necessary.


The question brought forward by the hon. Member does not at present arise, and I think it would be premature to anticipate the instructions which the Army Council may think fit to give upon the subject.


Are we to understand that it is proposed to go forward with the transformation of the Militia this year?


Yes, Sir.