HC Deb 10 November 1911 vol 30 cc2040-1W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he will grant a Return of the number of officers and other ranks in the Territorial Force now employed in Government Departments, and in dockyards, arsenals, and Army clothing works, as well as in privately owned ordnance factories?

Colonel SEELY

As regards the War Office and Admiralty, the information could be readily obtained. As regards the other Government Departments and the numerous private firms which are concerned in the supply of warlike stores, the information could only be obtained with considerable trouble. I do not think that the Return would be of sufficient public interest to justify the labour which it would involve.