HC Deb 29 November 1938 vol 342 cc235-6
39. Mr. Errington

asked the Secretary of State for War what methods are adopted to ensure that reserve Territorial officers who are liable to be called up in a case of emergency shall be kept efficient and acquainted with up-to-date military developments?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

Under certain conditions officers on the Territorial Army Reserve can attend annual training with units, which would otherwise go to camp without their full complement of officers. The provision of further training facilities for officers on the Territorial Army Reserve is being considered in connection with Army Estimates for 1939.

Mr. Errington

Can the right hon. Gentleman tell me if there is any reason why there should not be a special course for Territorial Reserve officers?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

If the question is not dealt with in the Army Estimates I will explain it to the hon. Member.