HC Deb 19 February 1917 vol 90 c1000W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the difficulties of finding officers, the possibility of increasing the establishment of warrant officers to take the places of junior commissioned officers has been or will be considered?


This question has-been frequently considered and is at present receiving further consideration. There is difficulty now in finding suitable warrant officers for the fighting line, and an increase in establishment of warrant officers would, therefore, not lessen the difficulty of obtaining suitable subordinate leaders in the field.