§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is proposed that embodiment for six months, in the case it general mobilisation, shall be a condition of enlistment for men for the proposed Territorial Army; if so, whether it is proposed to enforce such a condition; and, if such an intention exists, what specific provision for giving effect to it is included in the Bill now before the House.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. HALDANE, Haddington)
Men enlisting into the Territorial Force
† See (4) Debates, cliii., 80, 81.663 will be liable under Clause 16 of the Bill to embodiment, which can be enforced under Clause 19. It is obviously impracticable to settle by statute or otherwise the period for which it may be necessary to embody either the whole or part of the Territorial Force, in the event of war.