§ MR. COURTENAY WARNER (Staffordshire, Lichfield)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he contemplates any immediate action to facilitate the recruiting of Special Reserve subaltern officers; and, if not, how he proposes to deal with the increasing shortage.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. HALDANE,) Haddington
My hon. friend is in error in supposing that the shortage is increasing. Since 22nd October there have been thirty-four first appointments. It is hoped that now that the Regulations have been published vacancies will gradually be filled up. It is not proposed to take any special measures.