HC Deb 28 June 1900 vol 84 c1320
MR. JOHN ELLIS (Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what has been the total addition by the taking over of colonial Volunteers, enlistment in the country or in any other manner, to the armed forces landed in South Africa between 1st August, 1899, and 31st May, 1900; what number have been landed since 31st May; and what is the number on the sea but not yet landed.


I am afraid that I do not understand the hon. Member's question. The armed forces landed include, of course, colonial contingents. If he wishes to have the number of colonial as distinguished from British forces, I can only refer him to my statement of 12th March, which placed them actually and prospectively at 21,240 South African, and 8,033 from other self-governing colonies, or 29,273 in all.


Is that number in addition to the 204,000?


No, that total included the 8,033 from other self-governing colonies.