HC Deb 03 March 1898 vol 54 c480
MR. T. R. BUCHANAN (Aberdeen, E.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he could state to the House what is the total number of reliefs sent to India during the last six months, and the number for the same period last year?


The reliefs sent to India during the six months ended on the 3rd March, 1897, were 14,510, and during the six months ending to-day, 14,621 have been sent. There is this difference between the periods, that in 1897 all the reliefs had been despatched by the 3rd March; whereas this year there remain 1,403 still to be sent.


What number of this total are now efficient for duty?


I really cannot say. I imagine they are all efficient for duty.