HC Deb 16 May 1898 vol 57 cc1371-2

On behalf of the honourable Member for Aberdeen, I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, having regard to the number of men of the Regular Army being quartered at present approximately to the following numbers in the three countries of the United Kingdom, namely, 4,000 in Scotland, 70,000 in England, and 21,000 in Ireland, he will inform the House of the proposed distribution of numbers in the latter two countries when the sanctioned increase of 25,000 men is added to the Army, in view of his statement that it is not proposed to make any increase in the Scottish garrison, in spite of the additional men provided?


The proportion of the increases to the Army referred to, which will be retained at home, will be distributed roughly as follows: England, 11,500; Scotland, 500; Ireland, 2,000.