HC Deb 03 November 1908 vol 195 c947
MR. BRIDGEMAN (Shropshire, Oswestry)

To ask the Secretary of State for War if, in view of the fact that the Militia have been transferred to the Special Reserve and consequently form part of the Regular Army, he can see his way to grant a similar privilege to the officers of that force, in respect of the entrance of their sons to Woolwich and Sandhurst, as is enjoyed by past and present officers of the Regular Army.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) This privilege is granted to officers of the Regular Army or Navy or to persons who have been employed in the position of officer on active service in the field. An officer of the Special Reserve has not in peace time the same duties or liabilities, as for instance foreign service, as an officer of the Regular Army, and is, therefore, not entitled to the privilege unless he has been employed on active service in the field.