§ MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S.E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he could state what was the strength of the 3rd Battalions of Coldstreams and Scots Regiments of Guards on 1st March, 1896; and how many men are transfers or Reservists, and how many recruits?
§ MR. BRODRICK
Assuming that the date intended is March 1st, 1898, the strength of the 3rd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards was on that date 266 (non-commissioned officers and men). These did not include any men from the Reserve. The 3rd Battalion of the Scots Guards has not yet been formed.