§ MR. CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state the number of men who have joined the Regular Army from the Militia during the last year; and whether these men are counted as recruits to the Regular Army as well as to the Militia in compiling the present effective land forces of the Crown.
§ MR. BRODRICK
18,379 Militiamen joined the Regular Army in 1902. They are counted as recruits on entering the Militia, and as recruits on entering the Regular Army; on the latter occasion they are at once struck off the effective strength of the Militia.