HC Deb 13 March 1905 vol 142 cc1198-9

To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state the strength, excluding permanent staff, of officers and men, respectively, serving in the Militia at the commencement of the years 1899 to 1905 inclusive.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) The figures are as follows:—

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) The schools of instruction for Volunteer officers and the regulations governing attendance at them are laid down in the Volunteer Regulations. As regards infantry officers, the approved stations for the schools referred to in the regulations are London, Preston, Lichfield, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. The instructions for the courses for 1905 will be found in Army Orders for December, 1904.