HC Deb 24 January 1947 vol 432 cc97-8W
Colonel Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for War what terms are now being offered to T.A. officers to take up full-time staff appointments in the T.A.; and how these will compare with those received by Regular staff officers holding similar posts in the T.A.

Mr. Bellenger

No full-time staff appointments in the Territory Army are being offered to Territorial Army officers as such. New staff appointments for the Territorial Army have been kept to the minimum considered necessary. They will generally entail full-time duties, and in that case will in principle be filled by Regular officers. Territorial Army officers are normally only eligible for full-time appointments if they have deferred their release or if they take short service commissions in the Regular Army.