HC Deb 29 March 1934 vol 287 c2138
39. Captain FULLER

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office how many infantry battalions have adopted the new organisation published in August, 1933; and when it is anticipated all will have done so?

Captain AUSTIN HUDSON (Lord of the Treasury)

At the end of the current year 19 battalions will have mortar platoons. The mortars for the remaining battalions will be issued as and when funds become available.

Captain FULLER

Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman say why this organisation was not shown in the Army Estimates this year?

Captain HUDSON

I am afraid I must have notice of that question.

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