HC Deb 13 July 1914 vol 64 c1512W

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?


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.