HC Deb 20 July 1909 vol 8 c266
Captain FABER

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will state what military authority authorised the statement that the services of the Territorial forces would not be required until that force had been mobilised and carefully trained for six months?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Haldane)

No military authority has authorised this statement, nor has it, so far as I am aware, been made by any responsible person.

Captain FABER

Docs the right hon. Gentleman agree with the Under-Secretary of State for War (Lord Lucas) that the Territorials are not able to repel invasion by foreign troops except after six months' training?


That is a wholly different statement.