§ Mr. ODDY
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that two Yorkshire Special Reserve infantry regiments have been ordered to go to Port Clarence for their training; whether there is at Port Clarence, beyond the fields they will hire for camping, any land in which they can manoeuvre as in warfare; whether they will be brigaded with other arms as they would be in the event of war, and what special value will there be in sending these two regiments to Port Clarence beyond that which they might gain at Strensall?
§ Mr. HALDANE
The 3rd battalion West Yorkshire Regiment and 3rd battalion Yorkshire Regiment will train at Port Clarence. There is no War Department land there, and therefore arrangements for securing land for manœuvres would be made by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief. No troops of other arms will be622W trained there. The arrangements for tiaining special reserve units are made by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief concerned, and it is not proposed to interfere with his discretion.