HC Deb 22 July 1907 vol 178 cc1159-60

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can state which are the Volunteer units which will be destroyed in order to give effect to the reduction of the force from 219 battalions, as at present, to the 168 battalions of the Territorial Army.


The reply is in the negative. Until the Associations are formed it would be quite impracticable to attempt to devise in detail any such re construction of the existing Volunteer battalions. The reductions in point of units will probably not be as great as the right hon. Gentleman seems to imagine.