§ SIR CARNE RASCH (Essex, Chelmsford)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War how many efficient Volunteers went to the front during the South African War.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. ARNOLD- FORSTER, Belfast, W.)
The number of Volunteers that went out to South Africa in Volunteer Service Companies and the City of London Imperial Volunteers was 19,856 of all ranks. Besides these there were struck off the strength of Volunteer Corps as having joined the Imperial Yeomanry 6,209 of all ranks. Volunteers included in the first category were required to have been "efficient Volunteers"; of the others it cannot be said how many had been "efficient Volunteers," and how many had not.