§ MR. HUNT (Shropshire, Ludlow)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state whether any military experts have declared that the Territorial Artillery could be used for defence at once if the country was suddenly invaded.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. HALDANE,) Haddington
To begin with, let me remind the hon. Member that in the case he puts of sudden invasion, the Regular Artillery would be available for defence. If the Territorial Artillery receive the proper support and encouragement to which they are entitled from a patriotic country and are not discouraged by criticism which ought to have been made, if at all, last year, they would be able to play a very valuable part in the defence.