HC Deb 09 August 1916 vol 85 c1035
23. Mr. MACKINDER

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in the new corps of training reserve, separate training reserve battalions will be formed specially to supply drafts only to Lowland and Highland Scottish regiments; and whether lie can give an assurance that all Scottish Infantry recruits will have the right of claiming to be> allocated to Scottish regiments?

Mr. FORSTER

Separate training reserve battalions will be provided for the Scottish command, and it is hoped by this means to ensure all Scottish recruits going to Scottish regiments. No definite pledge can be made, however▀×as it must depend on military experience▀×but the hon. Member may rest assured that every endeavour will be made to adhere to the above principle.