HC Deb 31 March 1910 vol 15 c1468
Colonel RAWSON

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give an undertaking that a man of the Territorial Force who undertakes to serve outside the United Kingdom in time of national emergency under the provision of Section 3 (2) (a) of the Territorial and Reserve Farces Act, 1907, shall serve at the seat of war. and shall not be sent to garrison any station not within the area of war which a Regular regiment may have been removed, or be sent to do any duty which is not actually active service?


I think that the hon. and gallant Member will admit that the object of the Forces of the Crown is to secure success in war by the best and most expeditious means at their disposal. I cannot, therefore, undertake that any particular unit or portion of a unit of such forces shall be sent to the front. But I may state that it is the intention of the Army Council to employ those Territorial soldiers who have undertaken the liability mentioned as far as possible in the field.