HC Deb 15 July 1913 vol 55 cc1045-6
31. Mr. HUNT

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will obtain from each Territorial Force Association a statement of the sums spent by it on recruiting for the Territorial Army, and give the total for the last year for which the accounts of the associations have been made up?


The preparation of this Return would involve very considerable labour on the part of county associations, and I hope therefore that the hon. Gentleman will not press for it.


Why is there a difficulty about this Return, when it is given for the Regular Army?


It would obviously involve a great deal of labour, and I am informed that it is very difficult to differentiate some of the money spent on recruiting from that spent for other purposes.

Colonel GREIG

Is it not the fact that recruiting for the Regular Army is done by a special Department, while the recruiting for the Territorial Force is done mainly by the battalions themselves, and there is no regular organisation for it?


I think that that is so.

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