HC Deb 28 April 1898 vol 56 c1383

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, owing to the number of troops at present quartered in Scotland being very small and out of proportion to the garrisons maintained in the other countries of the United Kingdom, the Government propose to augment the Scottish garrison, more especially in view of the sanctioned increase of the Army; and, if so, to what extent; and also if he could inform the House of the actual number of troops quartered in England, Scotland, and Ireland respectively?


With a view to efficiency, it is considered desirable to station troops, as far as possible, at places where they can be trained in large bodies and are most available for mobilisation. As Scotland does not provide special facilities for these requirements, it is not proposed to increase the number of units there. The distribution of the troops in the various commands is published monthly.