§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what has been the recent increase in horses am I in men in the Horse and Field Artillery of the I3ritish Army, taken together; and what was the effective strength in men of the Horse Artillery and Field Artillery, together, in 1897 as compared with 1895?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The recent increase of establishment of the Horse and Field Artillery taken together has been 191 men, 66 horses, and six guns. The establishment of men for the Horse and 1586 Field Artillery on the British establishment is 8,912 in 1897, against 8,721 in 1895. The effective strength is a varying quantity; by the latest returns it was 138 under establishment.