Supplementary Reserve.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 24th March 1925.

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Photo of Mr Shapurji Saklatvala Mr Shapurji Saklatvala , Battersea North

65 and 66.

asked the Secretary of State for War (1) if he will inform this House, from the answers given to question 5 in the enlistment form filled up by men desirous of joining the Army Supplementary Reserve, the number of engine drivers and firemen, and the number of electricians, so far obtained for service in that unit;

(2) if the number of recruits required for the Army Supplementary Reserves from different technical trades and occupations are being enlisted in satisfactory numbers from each trade; and, if not, in what trades is there a deficiency?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

I have nothing to add to my statement on the introduction of Army Estimates, and to my reply on the 3rd instant to the hon. Member.

Photo of Mr Shapurji Saklatvala Mr Shapurji Saklatvala , Battersea North

In view of the unsatisfactory nature of the answers continually given, I beg to give notice that I will raise this question on the Adjournment.