HC Deb 21 March 1907 vol 171 c840
*MR. REES (Montgomery Boroughs)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether Volunteers who have served for years will be required under the now scheme to re-enlist upon the new conditions, or whether Volunteers now serving will be permitted to fulfil their present engagements upon the terms under which they enlisted.

THE SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Haldane, Haddington)

The Territorial Force will be raised and maintained by the county associations, which bodies, as they come into existence, will exercise authority only under the terms of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Bill. Units of the existing Auxiliary Forces will be transferred to the Territorial Force by Order in Council; but the conditions of service of no individual now serving will be altered without his consent.