HC Deb 24 November 1909 vol 13 cc197-8
Lord BALCARRES (for Mr. Ashley)

asked the Secretary of State for War what steps are being taken to increase the numbers of the officers in the Special Reserve from the present strength of 1,924 to the establishment of 2,808?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Haldane)

No special steps are being taken in regard to this matter beyond what have been taken under the Regulations; but I have every reason to hope that candidates for the Special Reserve of Officers will be gradually forthcoming from the Officers Training Corps.