HC Deb 18 March 1913 vol 50 c826
13. Mr. HUNT

asked whether, in view of the fact that numbers of the National Reserve are to be mobilised with the Territorials in order to make up the deficiency in their numbers in case of sudden invasion, these men of the National Reserve will have had any reasonable amount of practice with the rifles provided for them; and whether they will ever have been drilled with the Territorials with whom they are to be mobilised?

Colonel SEELY

As regards musketry, increased Grants are to be made to county associations in order that further facilities may be given to National Reservists to obtain rifle practice. In cases where the National Reservists has previously served in units of the Territorial Force and the corresponding forces which preceded them he will often have been drilled with the unit which he joins on mobilisation.