HC Deb 19 February 1903 vol 118 c276
MR. LAMBERT (Devonshire,) South Molton

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what is the present strength of British Forces in south Africa; and if he can state the approximate number of British troops contemplated to be kept in that country.


The present strength of the Forces in south Africa is about 38,000. The garrison is in course of reduction to about 30,000.