§ Mr. O'GRADY
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the shortage of officers and candidates for commission in the Regular Army, he has 1359W given consideration to the transfer of officers serving as adjutants in the Territorial battalions to the Regular Army and filling the vacancies thus created by the sergeant-majors commissioned as combatant officers?
§ Mr. HALDANE
There is at present no shortage in Regular infantry battalions. Further, the proposal would not be in the best interests of the Territorial battalions, and I am not prepared to entertain it.