HC Deb 30 April 1919 vol 115 cc145-6
11. Lieutenant-Colonel ASSHETON POWNALL

asked whether the travelling board which is to select commanding officers of the Territorial Force has yet started its work; can he say how long the Board will require to visit the various commands in England and Scotland; and whether the delays which would seem inherent to such a selection Board will lose to the Territorial Force large numbers of men who, if approached in the immediate future, would be willing to re-engage in their old units?


Pending a further meeting of the Council of Territorial Force Associations and their consideration of the problems involved in the reconstruction of the Territorial Force, the Board has not yet commenced work. It is to be remembered that the majority of the Territorial Force Units at present have commanding officers in being. When the Board does commence work, its work will probably be centralised in each Command and representatives from the Command and Associations concerned will probably

be asked to meet the President of the Board at one or more central places. Under these conditions, it is not anticipated that the work of the Board will be protracted.