HC Deb 29 April 1913 vol 52 cc1017-8W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will give the latest Returns relative to the numbers of officers and men in the Territorial Force; and if he will state what were the numbers of the force at the corresponding period last year, and what is the increase or decline shown?

Colonel SEELY

The figures are as follows:—

Officers. N.C.O.s and men.
Strength 1st April, 1912 9,387 269,173
Strength 1st April, 1913 9,301 244,493
Decrease during year 86 24,680


asked the Secretary of State for War whether the allowance up to £20 made previous to 1st April last to an officer of the Territorial Force for change of uniform on transfer from one unit to another was specially restricted or intended to be restricted to service dress only, exclusive of mess kit and full dress?

Colonel SEELY

The allowance was made in respect of necessary alterations or replacements of two suits, service and full dress, but nothing was allowed in respect of mess kit.