HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 cc2165-6W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the question of placing a certain proportion of Special Reserve brigades under the command of Special Reserve officers, as appears to be the practice in the Territorial Force?

Colonel YATE

asked whether in view of the fact that Territorial officers have been promoted to command Territorial brigades, the Army Council will consider the question of giving commanding officers of Special Reserve battalions, with the necessary efficiency, the command of Special Reserve brigades?


This question is under consideration, but I would remind my hon. Friends that the number of Regular officers on half-pay, who are qualified to command brigades and who are awaiting employment, is large, while the vacancies are few.