§ SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the single battalion of infantry now in camp at Ladysmith, along with the 9th Lancers and three field batteries, is, like those batteries, at war strength; and what is its establishment, and what was the number of men actually fit for service at the date of the last Return received?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. W. ST. JOHN BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
The regiment is not up to war establishment, but a draft of over 100 men has recently been sent out to it. Without this draft it had 650 men fit for active service.