§ DR. TANNER
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War can he state the number of Englishmen, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish respectively recruited in 1892 and 1895; and why the table given in respect of the nationalities in the Annual Report only applies to Militia recruits?
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. J. POWELL-WILLIAMS,) Birmingham, S.
Recruits are not classified according to nationalities, but according to the districts in which recruited. Classification by nationality takes place after the men have joined their regiments, and is shown for both Regulars and Militia in the General Annual Return of the Army (Tables 65 and 92).
§ MR. J. G. WEIR
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he will state how many recruits have been obtained in the Highlands and Islands during the current financial year, the names of the counties in which recruiting was carried on, and the number of recruits secured in each county?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
I presume that the hon. Member wishes to know the number of recruits raised in the districts which were included in the expenditure I gave him on Thursday last. In the 10 months ending on the 31st of January, 711 recruits were raised for the Regular Army and 1,115 for the Militia. They are not stated by counties in the Returns rendered to the War Office.