9. Major BARNES
asked the Secretary of State for War if it is intended to accept the offer of the Tyneside Scottish Brigade Committee to raise a battalion of Tyneside Scottish made by letter to him on the 3rd February, 1914?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The Tyneside Scottish Committee have been informed that the inclusion of new units in the Regular peace Army would necessitate an expansion of establishment. If any increase in the establishment of the Regular peace Army is contemplated at a later date the claims of the Tyneside Scottish will receive sympathetic consideration.