HC Deb 12 June 1913 vol 53 cc1788-9
98. Mr. CROFT

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the establishment and present strength of the Territorial Force and the Special Reserve, respectively?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Colonel Seely)

The figures are as follows:—

Special Reserve. Officers. Men.
Establishment 2,882 75,832
Strength 2,294 59,942
Territorial Force. Officers. N.C.O.'s and Men.
Establishment 11,253 301,611
Strength 9,326 241,881

When were these figures relating to the Special Reserve collected—are they of the present time?

Colonel SEELY

They are the latest figures we have available. I will let the hon. Member know their date.


If an officer serves in the Special Reserve and also in the Territorial Force, is he counted twice, or for which is he counted?

Colonel SEELY

Such cases must be very very rare. [HON. MEMBERS: "No, no."] But it would not affect the figures materially. I will find cut and let the hon. Member know.