HC Deb 23 February 1914 vol 58 c1424W

asked the Secretary for War whether he will state the shortage of officers and men in the Regular Army, Special Reserve, and Territorial Forces, respectively, on 1st February last?

Colonel SEELY

For the Territorial Force I can only give figures for 1st January. They are:—Officers, 1,867; N.C.O's. and men, 81,348. On lst February the Regulars were deficient 116 officers and 9,223 other ranks, and the Special Reserve 460 officers and 13,699 other ranks.