HC Deb 01 July 1919 vol 117 cc747-8
15. Lieut.-Colonel DALRYMPLE WHITE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will state the weekly average of enlistments for the post-war Army during the months of May and June. 1919, distinguishing between men who are fit from age and medical classification to-provide the autumn reliefs for the Indian, garrison and those who are not?

Captain GUEST

Between the 28th April and 21st June, 1019, 15,434 recruits joined on normal engagements and 6,512 for two, three, or four years and there were 6,156 re-enlistments, the weekly averages being therefore 1,929, 814, and 770 respectively. I regret that I have no information to enable me to discriminate between those who are eligible for Indian drafts and those who are not.


asked the Secretary of State for War whether a system of educational training for the after-the-War Army has been approved; and, if so, whether steps are being taken to train an adequate number of permanent teachers for this particular duty?

Captain GUEST

A system of educational training in the after-war Army is under consideration, but I am not yet in a position to make any announcement on the subject.

Major M. WOOD

When are we likely to have this scheme?

Captain GUEST

Very soon indeed.


Will my hon. and gallant Friend issue a statement as soon as he is prepared to indicate how these teachers are to be prepared?

Captain GUEST

I will call the attention of the Secretary of State to that.