asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware adjutants of volunteer battalions are still being retained on duty; and if he will state the necessity for this?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
As my hon. and gallant Friend is aware, the Volunteer Force is at present in process of being disbanded. Adjutants of battalions are being released on completion of the disbandment of their units, or at once if their duties can be discharged by the assistant adjutants who are unpaid Volunteer officers. The release of paid adjutants began on the 4th September and since that date fifty have been released.