HC Deb 13 May 1887 vol 314 cc1815-6

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, in view of the organization of two Army Corps ready to embark even "before the necessary stores could be got on board ship," it is a fact that for the Royal Artillery and their ammunition columns alone it would be necessary to provide 3,702 horses over and above the whole number of horses estimated for in the Army Estimates of 1887, for the whole number of horses requisite for the Royal Artillery.

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

Substantially the figures quoted by my hon. and gallant Friend are correct.