§ MR. BROOKFIELD (Sussex, Rye)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can state the present proportion between horses and men in Cavalry regiments of the Line serving at home; and whether he can state the principle upon which such proportion is regulated?
§ *MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
In Cavalry regiments of the Line serving at home the proportion of men to horses may be taken to be three men to two horses. The proportion of men available for duty in the ranks is, of course, affected by the number of recruits under training, and there are always a considerable number of men necessarily performing dismounted duties.