HC Deb 16 April 1914 vol 61 cc326-7

asked the Secretary of State for War how many non-commissioned officers and men in the Territorial Force were discharged during the year 1913; how many of these joined the Territorial Force Reserve; and how many joined the National Reserve?

The UNDER SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant)

During the year ended 1st October, 1913, the number of non-commissioned officers and men discharged from the Territorial Force was 77,859. There is no information as to how many of these subsequently joined either the Territorial Force Reserve or the National Reserve. From page 124 of the General Annual Report it will be seen that 359 non-commissioned officers and men were transferred direct to the Territorial Force Reserve. These are not included in the numbers shown as discharged.