HC Deb 01 November 1911 vol 30 cc970-1W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, in view of recent experience of the sudden outbreak of war and in view of the youth and want of training of so many members of the Territorial Army and of the increasing shortage of numbers, he can say whether the Government are taking any steps to provide an Army for Home defence which may be of some use against invasion when the Regular Army is abroad?

Colonel SEELY

It is considered that the present arrangements which the Government have made for the defence of the country against invasion are adequate.