HC Deb 03 July 1905 vol 148 cc786-7

I beg to ask the first Lord of the Treasury whether e can state the numbers of cavalry, infantry, and guns included in the force of 70,000 men for which he estimated that 250,000 tons of shipping would be required for transport across the Channel.


I did not estimate 250,000 tons as the amount of shipping that would be required for a force of 70,000 men. I said that was the Admiralty's estimate, but my arguments were based on a much smaller amount. I only mention that in order that the hon. Member may not fall into any mistake. The number of guns allowed was twenty-five six-gun batteries, and the number of horses about 14,000.