HC Deb 22 February 1900 vol 79 cc791-2

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether any addition has been recently made to the establishment of the Army Service Corps: and if he can state the number of officers of various ranks on the permanent list (exclusive of supernumerary colonels and quartermasters) at present serving in Great Britain and Ireland.


Yes, Sir, the establishment was increased last year. The number of officers on the permanent list in the United Kingdom is as follows: Five lieutenant-colonels, six majors, three captains, twenty-seven subalterns. It must, however, be remembered that the thirteen supernumerary colonels and seventeen supernumerary quartermasters now at home are all officers of experience, who are engaged on the general duties of the corps.