HC Deb 17 April 1905 vol 145 c299

To ask the Secretary of State for War if it is his intention, in his new scheme of Army reform, to separate the long-service regiments from their territorial connections and restore their old numbers; and, if not, will he explain how he intends to supply both the new territorial regiments and the long-service Army with recruits.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) One of the main objects of the new Army scheme is to strengthen the territorial connections of the regiments, and there is no present intention of re storing the old numbers. The present system of obtaining recruits will be maintained.