§ MR. A. F. JEFFREYS (Hants, Basingstoke)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the War Office, why the Return of "Army (Average Numbers at Home and Abroad)," ordered to be printed and circulated by the House on 21st June 1895, has not yet been printed; and, whether he will grant a similar Return for the past year?
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The Order of the 21st June last was merely for an Address for the Return. This lapsed with the dissolution of Parliament, but the Return is ready for presentation whenever my hon. Friend moves for it. As regards the statistics for the year 1895, the Returns are only beginning to come in from foreign stations, and it would be some months before a complete Return could be given.