HC Deb 08 March 1949 vol 462 c959
6. General Sir George Jeffreys

asked the Secretary of State for War how many units and formations which nominally form part of the active Army at home and abroad, are at present being used as schools of instruction for officers, noncommissioned officers, or young soldiers.

Mr. Shinwell

Nineteen units of the active Army are at present being used for instructional purposes in Army training. All these units are stationed in the United Kingdom. One of them is being released for normal duty in the near future.

Sir G. Jeffreys

Is it not the case that at least one unit is so employed for the training of non-commissioned officers with the British Army of the Rhine, and would it not be much better if these units were active and capable of mobilisation?

Mr. Shinwell

I am not prepared to give any more information on this matter.