HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 c696W
Major GLYN

asked the Secretary of State for War when it is anticipated that the committees set up to inquire into such matters as the future enlistment, training, and organisation of the Cavalry, the Territorial Force, the Artillery and Engineers,. the Tank Corps, and the Machine Gun corps will be in a position to present their reports; whether any time limit has been made by when such reports will have to be rendered; whether the conclusions arrived at will be discussed with General Staff representatives from the Dominions; and whether the Estimates for the Army-for 1920–21 will be based upon the new requirements recommended by the General Staff after consideration of these various reports?


No time limit has been laid down for the Committee referred to, but reports have been received from some of them and are under consideration. The remaining reports will be submitted to the Army Council as soon as possible, but I am not in a position to give any definite dates. The Dominions were represented on such of the Committees as concerned them most closely, and they will be consulted on all questions in which they are interested before decisions on these questions are arrived at. Army Estimates for 1920–21 will be based on the decisions of His Majesty's Government after consideration of the recommendations made to them.