HC Deb 10 July 1903 vol 125 c1139
MR. KENNETH BALFOUR (Christchurch)

To ask the Secretary of State for War what is the actual strength of each regiment of Foot Guards at the present time, and what is the establishment authorised for the same.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The figures are as follows:—

Estab. Strength.
Grenadier Guards 2,661 2,433
Coldstream Guards 2,661 2,252
Scots Guards 2,679 2,094
Irish Guards 1,100 1,145
It will be observed that the deficiency is mainly in the Coldstream and Scots Guards, to each of which an additional battalion has been recently added.