§ 11. Mr. O'GRADY
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that anxiety exists among men of the Royal Field Artillery at North Camp, Ripon, as to the transfers now going on to Infantry regiments; and whether, having regard to the fact that many of the men volunteered eight to twelve months ago choosing and being posted to the Royal Field Artillery, will an assurance be given that if transfers be necessary it will not apply to men who have been in training with Royal Field Artillery batteries for a reasonable length of time?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The instructions issued cover the point raised by the hon. Member. The number of men ordered to be transferred from Artillery to Infantry will be selected from amongst the latest joined recruits.