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Emergency Reserve (Training)

Volume 524: debated on Sunday 2 May 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for War how many officers and other ranks in the Army Emergency Reserve will not be posted to units during the current year and, as a consequence, will only be given block regimental training.

I regret that, at this stage of the year, I can give no worth while forecast. I can, however, say that steps are being taken to reduce the numbers in the general pools which contain the men who may be trained in this way.