§ Mr. WATT
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether the men from Territorial corps, the Royal Army Medical Corps, Army Service Corps, and Royal Engineers cannot get to France or any other front unless they are transferred to the Regular Army; whether this entails the breaking up of these corps, who in many instances have been trained together for two and a quarter years; and whether he will state the reason for this system?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
I think my hon. Friend hardly states the position correctly. In the interests both of economy and efficiency it has been found necessary to transfer to the Regulars some of the reserves of the Territorial Force. This has been done wholly in the case of the Army Service Corps and partially in the case of the Royal Army Medical Corps and Royal Engineers. The object is to economise in training establishments and to render all the reserves of any corps available for drafts to any unit of that corps.