§ SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he can state what, apart from the special arrangements of the Somali campaign, is the number and cost of the forces having an organisation in troops or battalions or gun detachments, now under the control of the Colonial Office and Foreign Office respectively, or under the control of His Majesty's Government exercised otherwise than through the War Office or the Government of India.
(Answered by Mr. A.J. Balfour.) According to the latest available information the figures are as follows: —
|Officers, Noncommissioned Officers, and Men.||(Estimated.)|
|Under the control of the Colonial Office||17,193||2,078,650|
|Under the control of the Foreign Office||4,900||198,500|
|Under other Departments (excluding forces under War Office or the Government of India).||Nil.||Nil.|