22. Lieut.- Colonel SANDEMAN ALLEN
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if, in view of the necessity for close co-operation between the Regular and Territorial Armies, he will arrange that service as an adjutant to a Territorial unit should be one of the necessary qualifications for entrance to. the Staff College?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
I regret that my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion is impracticable, as it is not possible to give every officer eligible for the Staff College entrance examination the opportunity of becoming a Territorial Army adjutant. At the same time in considering nominations credit is given for the successful performance of the duties of that appointment.
§ Brigadier-General NATION
Would officers who have passed the Staff College be attached to a territorial unit before receiving a Staff appointment?
§ Mr. COOPER
I cannot guarantee that all officers who pass through Staff College will be attached to a territorial unit. No, Sir.