HC Deb 30 October 1902 vol 113 c1189

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can state the present number of effectives in the Volunteer forces, and the present strength of the Militia.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The strength of the Militia on the 1st October, exclusive of officers and permanent staff, was 104,380. The number of effective Volunteers on the 1st October was 272,957.