§ 32. Mr. SUGDEN
asked the Secretary of State for War and Air if he will state what numbers of Territorial recruits have been received to date from the Armistice day period; and does he propose to encourage recruiting for officers for the Territorial Force from amongst the ranks of demobilised temporary commissioned officers who have had war experience and service or to take for such recruits officers who have had no field service whatever?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
As regards the number of recruits for the Territorial Army, I would refer to the reply given on the 13th April to the hon. Member for Central Hull. As regards the latter part of the question, commanding officers are responsible for the selection of officers, and have been directed to take war service into consideration. Officers of the Special Reserve and New Armies may be considered for appointments.