HC Deb 19 November 1902 vol 114 c1351
MR. ARTHUR LEE (Hampshire, Fareham)

To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state the number of recruits, exclusive of re-engaging Reservists, who have been enlisted, since the conclusion of the South African War, for the Regulars and Militia respectively, specifying in each case the numbers for each arm of the Service, and, in the case of the Infantry, the number of specials.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The following statement shows the number of recruits who have been enlisted since the conclusion of the South African War to 1st November, for the Regulars and Militia respectively:—Regulars: Household Cavalry, 62; Cavalry of the Line, 2,912; Royal Artillery, 5,157; Royal Engineers, 626; Foot Guards, 701; Infantry of the Line, 11,051; Army Service Corps, 484; Army Ordnance Corps, 172; Royal Army Medical Corps, 352; Total, † 21,520. Militia: Royal Artillery, 1,217; Royal Engineers, 148; Infantry, 13,736; Royal Army Medical Corps, 197; Total, 15,298. It is not possible to obtain figures for a broken period as to the number of specials without obtaining returns from all the districts, for which I am not prepared to call.