HC Deb 14 December 1953 vol 522 c18W
Mr. Finlay

asked the Secretary of State for War the percentage of regimental commands held by Regular commanding officers in the Territorial Army; and what is the policy in regard to selection for such commands as concerns the proportions from the Regular Army and Territorial Army, respectively.

Mr. Head

At present about 22 per cent. of the lieutenant-colonels' commands of the Territorial Army are held by Regular officers. It is the policy to appoint a Territorial officer to command whenever a suitable officer is available.