HC Deb 16 March 1903 vol 119 c840
MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)

To ask the Secretary of State for War can he state for the five years, 1898 to 1903, respectively, the totals for half-pay required for officers eligible for employment, specifying the percentage of those sums, also that of the Non-effective Vote to the Army Estimates for each year.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The figures showing the amount of half-pay taken in Army Estimates, and the percentage to the normal Estimates, are as follows:—

Half-pay Percentage.
1898–1890 76,800 .40
1899–1900 78,100 .38
1900–1901 71,000 .24
1901–1902 73,000 .25
1902–1903 80,000 .27