§ Lord CHARLES BERESFORD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what are the intentions of the Admiralty in regard to increasing the numbers of Royal Naval Reserves; and how is the shortage for the year 1911–12 accounted for?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The numbers of the Royal Naval Reserve for next year will be shown in the Estimates, shortly to be presented. There was a small shortage at the end of 1911–12, due to waste being larger than anticipated. Recruiting generally was satisfactory.