§ SIR C. DILKE
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what was the strength of the Regular Army, Army Reserve, and Militia, together, on 1st January, 1898, as compared with the numbers of the same on 1st January, 1895?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The Non-Commissioned Officers and men of the regular Army, Army Reserve, and Militia, together numbered 404,026 on the 1st January in the 353 present year, as against 408,903 on the 1st January, 1895. The decrease of 4,877 was distributed thus:—Regular Army, 1,162; Army Reserve, 799; and Militia, 2,910.