HC Deb 25 February 1936 vol 309 cc239-40

asked the Secretary of State for War the names of the members of the advisory committee set up last year for the purpose of keeping the War Office in close touch with current Territorial Army problems; and how often that committee has met?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Duff Cooper)

As the answer is rather long I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The members of the Territorial Army Advisory Committee are:—

These two gentlemen are ex-officio members of the Committee. In addition there are six members representing the different Commands:

The Committee has met four times.


asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that married men under 26 years of age attending Territorial camps receive no marriage allow- ance or allowance for their children, though married men over that age receive both allowances; upon what grounds this difference in treatment is justified; and whether, in order to remove discouragement from younger men in the Territorials, he will consider amending the regulations so as to ensure for all married men the same allowances?


I hope to be in a position to make a statement on this subject when introducing the forthcoming Army Estimates.