§ MR. ASHLEY
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether any estimate has been made of the proportion of persons serving in the special contingent who will be under twenty years of age at any given time; and, if so, what is the estimated proportion.
§ MR. HALDANE
NO estimate has been made, but the probability is that 288 bably come into force in July, the periods of training in the Swiss Army will be as follows: —
§ the numbers will resemble in proportion the Militia ages given in Table 12, page 125, General Annual Return. Only experience will show what numbers will pass on to the Regular Army and what remain as Reservists