HC Deb 06 March 1918 vol 103 c1957
25. Major DAVIES

asked the Under secretary of State for War whether he is now in a position to state the number of Staff officers at General Headquarters Army Corps and Divisional Headquarters who have not had any experience of regimental service during the last two years?


I regret that the information asked for is not available at the War Office, and I hesitate to ask the authorities in France to procure it for me at present, when they are overburdened with difficult work.


Are we to understand that the list is such a heavy one that it is almost impossible to give it?


You are to under stand no such thing. The reason for refusing given in the answer is the true one.