§ MAJOR RASCH
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he will state the augmented numerical strength of the garrison of Mauritius, which renders a general, adjutant-general, and staff necessary?
MR. POWELL WILLIAMS
As shown at page 22 of the Estimates, the garrison proposed for the year is stated at 2,733, an increase of 1,519 above those taken for last year. The force will by an early date next month be raised to 1,953. The staff at present consists of only two officers, the smallest possible for such a force.