§ Mr. HUNT
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a Yeomanry regiment, after church parade on Sunday, 30th May, was asked by the commanding officer to enrol for foreign service, and that, as a result, all the men signed articles undertaking to serve in any part of the world; and whether this procedure is to be adopted in the case of other Yeomanry regiments?
§ Mr. HALDANE
The hon. Member is presumably alluding to the case of the King's Colonials Yeomanry. This corps, which is composed of subjects of His Majesty's Dominions Overseas temporarily resident in this country, and has allied to it regiments in the Dominions and Colonies, was desirous of undertaking liability for service in any place outside the United Kingdom under the conditions laid down in Section XIII. (2) of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act. I have gladly accepted their offer. In reply to the second part of the question, no other case has as yet arisen.