HC Deb 24 March 1914 vol 60 cc173-4

asked the Secretary of State for War whether headquarters and divisional staffs have been appointed for the Home Defence Army on mobilisation; to what extent small-arm ammunition and general stores of the Territorial Army have been reduced; whether it is intended to make any further redactions; and whether it is intended to appoint Territorial officers as brigade-majors or whether these appointments in future will be filled up by fully-qualified Regular soldiers with knowledge of staff work?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Colonel Seely)

Officers have been selected for the headquarter units of the Territorial Force on mobilisation, though notifications have not in all cases been issued. There has been no reduction in general stores nor in small-arm ammunition, and no reduction is contemplated. The majority of the brigade-majors are Regular officers, and funds have been provided which will enable the remainder of these appointments to be similarly filled.