§ Sir SAMUEL SCOTT
asked the Secretary of State for War what number of subaltern officers of cavalry at home are actually serving with their regiments, exclusive of those seconded or serving on the staff or under instruction on courses; and what will be the number of subaltern officers required in regular cavalry on mobilisation?
§ Mr. HALDANE:
As the object of the hon. Baronet's question appears to be to discover the condition of the Cavalry regiments of the Line at home on mobilisation, 153W I have set out the figures required in detail. It is not correct to deduct officers under instruction on courses from the numbers available, as they would be immediately recalled on mobilisation. The figures are as follows:—
Number of subalterns—
(a) Available with units on mobilisation 150 (b) Available on recall from courses of instruction 21 (c) Available from Special Reserve (excluding Irish Horse) 8 (d) Available from General Reserve of Officers 49 228 Required on mobilisation for fourteen regiments of the line 196 Required on mobilisation for fourteen reserve regiments (the reserve regiments will be largely composed of officers from the half-pay and retired lists and from officers invalided and young officers on appointment) 210 406