§ MAJOR WYNDHAM QUIN (Glamorgan, S.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the cavalry regiment now stationed at 905 Colchester is upwards of one hundred men below its proper establishment; and, if so, what is the reason for this deficiency?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The establishment of this regiment was raised last June from 369 to 500 men, and its strength is being gradually increased. Last year 109 men enlisted, and the strength rose by 70 men. It is still 108 below its establishment, but it is not considered desirable to proceed too rapidly, as the regiment would be over-burdened with recruits.