§ Mr. SANDYS
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; if he will state what were the numbers at the corresponding period last year; what is the increase or decline shown; and if he will say by how many the present numbers fall below the establishment?
§ Mr. TENNANT
On 1st July last there were 9,557 officers and 255,854 non-commissioned officers and men. The corresponding totals for 1st July, 1913, were 9,364 and 240,778. There have thus been increases of 193 officers and 15,076 non-commissioned officers and men during the period stated. The officers were 1,673 and the non-commissioned officers and men 45,313 below establishment on 1st July.