§ 13. Brigadier O. L. Prior-Palmer
asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is intended to form the Home Guard on a cadre or full-strength basis.
§ 20. Sir Ian Fraser
asked the Secretary of State for War the Government's proposals for the re-establishment of the Home Guard.
§ Brigadier Prior-Palmer
When my right hon. Friend is considering these details, will he take two things into account—one, the necessity for the inclusion of Regular officers and men whose reserve service has 796 expired but who have had war experience in the last war; and, secondly, the use of mobile columns to give assistance to Civil Defence in order to relieve the Regular Army of their present commitments in this field?
§ Colonel L. Ropner
Has it yet been decided whether the Home Guard administration should be by the Territorial Army Association?
§ Mr. George Wigg
Could the right hon. Gentleman give the House an assurance that he will consult the T.U.C. and the employers' organisations about this matter?