HC Deb 06 May 1903 vol 121 c1506

To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state what number of officers and men served in South Africa in the Regular forces, in the Militia (including officers serving with, and Militia Reserve drafted to, Regular units), in the Yeomanry, in the Volunteers, and in the Irregular forces, respectively; and what were the number of promotions and rewards conferred upon each force.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) I doubt if it would be to the public advantage to compile such a table as is proposed. In order to give a just comparison, the distribution of these forces in South Africa and their relative exposure to war risks would have to be estimated, those circumstances having largely influenced the recommendations of the Commander-in-Chief.