§ Mr. NEWMAN
asked the Under-Secretary of War whether he can give the number of men aged under eighteen, nineteen, twenty, and twenty-one years, respectively, now serving with the Guard or Line Battalions of Infantry; how many of the above on mobilisation it is proposed to replace by Reservists; and, in the case of such Reservists, what will be the number of men who have attained the age of twenty-nine years or over?
§ Colonel SEELY
On November 1st there were 2,556 men under eighteen, 6,957 under nineteen, and 10,506 under twenty. No figures for men under twenty-one are available. As regards the rest of the question it is not considered in the interests of the public service to publish any detailed information concerning the probable composition of units on mobilisation.