HC Deb 25 July 1939 vol 350 cc1236-8
41. Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for War the names of the Members of the Government who hold com missions in the Army?

Mr. Hore-Belisha: I will, if I may, circulate the list in the Official Report.

Mr. Mander: Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied with enlistments up to date, and is he thinking of having a special recruiting campaign among Members of the Government?

Viscountess Astor

And the Opposition.

Following is the list:



Right Hon. Sir J. G. Samuel Hoare, G.C.S.I., G.B.E., C.M.G., M.P. Hon. Colonel,The London Division, R.A.S.C, T.A.

Right Hon. Viscount Halifax, K.G., P.C., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., T.D. (Lieut.-Colonel, late T.A.). Hon. Colonel, The Yorkshire Dragoons, T.A.

Right Hon. L. Hore-Belisha, M.P. (Major retired). Hon. Colonel, 43rd Wessex Division, R.A.S.C., T.A.

Lieut.-Colonel The Right Hon. D. J. Colville, T.D., M.P. 6th Battalion, The Cameronians, Territorial Reserve of Officers.

Right Hon. Sir Reginald H. Dorman-Smith, M.P. (Major, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers). Hon. Colonel, 5th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment, T.A.

Captain The Right Hon. D. E. Wallace, M.C., M.P. The Life Guards, Reserve of Officers.


Undersecretaries. Dominions Office—

The Duke of Devonshire, M.B.E., T.D. Bt. Lieut.-Colonel, 24th (Derbyshire Yeomanry) Armoured Car Company, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers. Hon. Colonel, 40th A.A. Battalion, R.E., T.A. Hon. Colonel, 24th (Derbyshire Yeomanry) Armoured Car Company, T.A.

Home Office

Osbert Peake, Esq., M.P. Lieutenant, Coldstream Guards, Reserve of Officers.

War Office—

Captain The Earl of Munster. 5th A.A. Division, R.A.S.C., T.A.

Sir V. A. G. A. Warrender, Bart., M.C., M.P. Lieutenant, Grenadier Guards, Reserve of Officers.

India Office

Lieut.-Colonel A. J. Muirhead, M.C., T.D., M.P. 53rd (Worcestershire and Oxfordshire Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, T.A.

Admiralty. Civil Lord

Captain A. V. M. Hudson, M.P. Royal Berkshire Regiment, Reserve of Officers.

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries— Lieutenant The Earl of Feversham. The Yorkshire Hussars, T.A.

Treasury. Lords Commissioners

Major T. L. Dugdale, M.P. Captain, Scots Greys, Reserve of Officers. The Yorkshire Hussars, T.A.

Assistant Whip

Lieut.-Colonel G. S. H. Watt, M.P. 31st (City of London Rifles), T.A.

Scotland. Under-Secretary of State

Lieutenant H. J. S. Wedderburn, M.P. 6/7th (Perth and Fife Battalion) The Black Watch, T.A.

His Majesty's Household. Lord Steward

Colonel Right Hon. The Duke of Buccleuch, P.C., G.C.V.O. Captain, Grenadier Guards, Reserve of Officers. Brigadier, King's Body Guard for Scotland. Hon. Colonel, 4th (The Border) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers, T.A.

Master of the Horse

The Duke of Beaufort, K.G., P.C., G.C.V.O. Lieutenant, Royal Horse Guards, Reserve of Officers. Hon. Colonel, 21st (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) Armoured Car Company, T.A.

Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentle-men-at-Arms

Right Hon. The Earl of Lucan, G.C.V.O., K.B.E., C.B., T.D. Hon. Colonel, The London Rifle Brigade, T.A.

Lords in Waiting

The Earl of Fortescue, M.C. Lieut.-Colonel, Scots Greys, Reserve of Officers. Colonel-Commandant, Honourable Artillery Company. Colonel, Territorial Army. Hon. Colonel, 96th (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, T.A.

2nd Lieutenant The Earl of Birkenhead. 53rd (Worcestershire and Oxfordshire Yeomanry) Royal Artillery, T.A.

The Earl of Erne. Lieutenant, Royal Horse Guards, Reserve of Officers.